Man with sword charged with attempted murder
TAIPEI: A man who used a stolen samurai sword to attack a military police guard outside Taiwan’s presidential office in August has been charged with attempted murder, said prosecutors.
Wielding the sword and carrying the national flag of China, Lu Chunyi slashed the guard, who was trying to prevent him from entering the complex, on the neck, face, and hands, before being arrested.
The 51-year-old, who has been detained since the Aug 18 attack, has said he wanted to fly the Chinese flag in the presidential office, and was carrying handwritten notes threatening to “behead” President Tsai Ing-wen in his hopes to see the unification Taiwan-China. — AFP