Taipei, Police arrested a man in Taichung on Sunday for attempting to extort money from Chiayi City's Police Bureau earlier in the day with a bomb threat.
The man, identified only by his surname Wang, phoned the bureau at around 2 p.m., claiming he had placed a bomb in a women's bathroom at the Chiayi high-speed railway station.
Wang demanded that the bureau pay him NT$1 million or he would activate the bomb, Chiayi City police said.
Police traced down the origin of the call, which was from a hotel in Taichung. Chiayi police then went to Taichung and hooked up with police there before arresting the 39-year-old suspect at the hotel and taking him back to Chiayi City.
The police also checked to see if there was a bomb in one of the railway station's restrooms but did not find anything suspicious and are now investigating the case.