Bullets found at Taichung hospital not military issue: MND
Mar 31, 2017GeneralComments Off on Bullets found at Taichung hospital not military issue: MND
Taipei, March 31 (CNA) A cache of bullets found at Taichung Armed Forces General Hospital were not manufactured or used by the nation's military personnel, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Friday.
MND spokesman Chen Chung-chi (???) said at a news conference that a cleaner noticed a red plastic bag in a garbage can in the men's room of the emergency ward at 1:45 p.m. Thursday and found the dumped bullets inside.
They included 30 rounds of 5.56 mm bullets, 64 rounds of 0.38 inch bullets, one round of 9 mm bullets and one round of an unknown caliber bullet.
An examination of the bullets ruled out the possibility that they were manufactured or used by the military, Chen said.
The hospital cordoned off the scene and military police have entered the hospital to collect evidence and sort out possible suspicious personnel, Chen said.
The hospital also conducted a thorough search of the compound and did not find any more bullets, he said.
Chen said the case has been turned over to the Taichung District Prosecutors Office, and the military will respect their investigation and not comment or speculate on the case.