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Taipei metro train attacker detained

2014/05/22 09:44:54

Taipei, May 22 (CNA) The attacker who killed four people and injured 21 in a stabling spree on a Taipei metro train Wednesday was detained early Thursday.

The New Taipei District Court approved the prosecutors' request to take Cheng Chieh into custody in a hearing which lasted only ten minutes.

Cheng, a 21-year-old college student, was taken to the Taipei Detention Center under the escort of police after the hearing.

(By Sunrise Huang and Maubo Chang; click here for the updated story)