Nov 01, 2018MarketComments Off on Man arrested for attacking Taipei labor head
Taipei, A man who admitted on his Facebook page to attacking Taipei City Department of Labor head Lai Hsiang-lin (???) with a steel bar in her office the day before was arrested by police Thursday on charges of assault and obstructing a public official in the discharge of his/her duties.
Police arrested the man, identified as Lee Ming-yen (???), at Xinpu metro (MRT) station in Banqiao at 2:40 p.m. and handed him over to Xinyi Police Precinct where he was questioned about the attack.
After being arrested, Lee took a selfie and posted it on his Facebook page, with a message saying he had been detained by police at the MRT station and should have been processed by the Criminal Investigation Corps at Taipei Main Station.
Lee is accused of entering Lai's office Wednesday and attacking her with a steel bar while she was sitting at her desk, resulting in lacerations to her head and bleeding.
According to Lai's secretary, the suspect hit the labor official on the head several times before fleeing the scene.
Lai was taken to a nearby hospital where she received 11 stitches.
The suspect was caught on CCTV leaving city hall following the attack and the Taipei City Police Department immediately assembled a special task force to apprehend him.
After the attack, Lee posted a photograph of the steel bar on his Facebook page.
According to Taipei labor department officials, Lee, a former CPC Corp., Taiwan dispatch worker, has lodged numerous complaints with the labor department calling for better protections for dispatch workers.
Lee also posted a death threat against Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (???) on social media in January, as a result of which a court found him guilty of issuing threats in August and sentenced him to two months in jail. The case is ongoing.