Man arrested for harassing phone calls to lawmakers
A suspect was arrested by New Taipei police on May 28 for allegedly making harassing phone calls to a number of legislators, the Criminal Investigation Bureau ( CIB, ) has announced.
In a released statement, the CIB said the male suspect surnamed Huang was arrested on charges of making harassing phone calls and sending text messages to lawmakers surnamed Tsai, Wang and Lo since this April.
The harassing calls were usually made at midnight, with the suspect threatening to harm the lawmakers.
Lawmakers reported the cases to police and the CIB in mid- May, leading to the establishment of a special investigative team.
CIB and police authorities later found that Huang, who had previously been arrested in June 2014 on the same charges, could be the one who made the harassing calls.
Police launched a raid on Huang’s residence at New Taipei’s Zhonghe District on May 28 to arrest the suspect. During the raid, police also confiscated Huang’s computer.
The case is now been investigated by Taipei District Prosecutors Office. Huang has been charged with disturbing the peace and threatening to cause injury to others.