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Deported son of celebrities to arrive in Taiwan Tuesday

2018/12/10 12:59:42

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New York, Dec. 9 (CNA) The teenage son of Taiwanese celebrities Sun Peng (孫鵬) and Di Ying (狄鶯) will be deported from the United States on Monday (U.S. East coast time) and is scheduled to arrive at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport Tuesday evening (Taipei time).

An Tso Sun (孫安佐), who was arrested in March after threatening to shoot up his school, will be taken from a detention center in York County, Pennsylvania to Washington D.C. Monday under the escort of personnel from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to sources familiar with the matter.

From there Sun will be flown to San Francisco, where he will board a United Airlines flight destined for Taiwan at 1:35 p.m. Monday (U.S. West coast time). Sun is scheduled to arrive in Taoyuan at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday (Taipei time), the sources said.

In Taipei, the district prosecutors office in Shilin District, where Sun's household registration is listed, has said that after conferring with the Ministry of Justice and the U.S. authorities, the office has the right to bring Sun's criminal facts to trial, and will list Sun as a suspect in violation of firearms laws after his return.

The Criminal Investigation Bureau will dispatch officials to the airport to communicate with Sun, and ask him to voluntarily come in to the Shilin District Prosecutors Office for questioning that evening.

The office said in the event Sun declines to cooperate, it is prepared to issue a subpoena.

At a sentencing hearing at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Nov. 19, the 18-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of being an alien in possession of ammunition in violation of 18 U.S. Code 922 (g).

He was sentenced to time served (approximately five and a half months) and required to forfeit the ammunition in his possession.

The judge ordered that Sun be transferred to the custody of ICE, removed from the country, and permanently barred from entering the United States.

Sun was arrested March 26 and charged with making terroristic threats after he threatened to carry out a mass shooting May 1 at Bonner and Prendergast Catholic High School in Delaware, Pennsylvania.

The teenager said he was only joking when he talked about shooting up his school.

However, during a search of his bedroom, police found 20 rounds of 9mm Blazer Brass ammunition, a ballistic suit, a crossbow and seven arrows as well as various firearm accessories.

They also found that Sun used a school-issued iPad to search for information on how to obtain parts to make an AK-47 or an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.

Authorities later discovered that Sun had built a 9mm handgun with parts bought online and was in possession of more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition for various other types of firearms.

On June 4, Sun pleaded guilty to that charge and was sentenced to 4-23 months incarceration, with immediate parole and credit for time served. He was released into ICE custody June 5 and charged federally for being an alien in possession of ammunition.

On Aug. 28, Sun entered a guilty plea to the federal charge.

(By Ozzy Yin and Elizabeth Hsu)
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