Newspaper article China Post

Man Shoots Himself in Head at Taipei Bus Station When Approached by Police

Newspaper article China Post

Man Shoots Himself in Head at Taipei Bus Station When Approached by Police

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A man wanted by the police shot himself in the head when approached and questioned by police in Taipei Bus Station lobby on Saturday morning, according to police sources.

The man, age 54 and surnamed Wang, appeared in the bus station lobby at around 9 a.m. Saturday, seeking to purchase a bus ticket, but his suspicious behavior attracted the attention of two policemen patrolling the lobby.

When the police approached him, Wang pulled out a gun and pointed it at the right side of his head. When police asked him to drop the gun, he pulled the trigger. Wang remained conscious as he was rushed to Mackay Memorial Hospital for treatment.

After Wang fired the gun at his head, the police tried to handcuff him and found that he was carrying a second pistol. As the weapon was not powerful, Wang's attempted suicide ended with his forehead wounded and bleeding, according to the police. …

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