Vietnamese worker detained for alleged double killing

01/16/2020 11:21 AM
Police searching for the suspect (photo provided by a member of the public)
Police searching for the suspect (photo provided by a member of the public)

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) A migrant worker from Vietnam was detained in Tainan Wednesday after allegedly killing two compatriots following an argument, local police said Thursday.

The Vietnamese worker, identified only by his surname Bui, was arrested shortly after fleeing the scene, Tainan police said.

An initial investigation indicates that Bui and the two victims were drinking in the dormitory building at the factory where the three men worked.

For reasons yet to be determined, an argument started and Bui allegedly stabbed and killed the other two men at about 10:30 p.m.

After the incident he fled the scene and was later found hiding in tall grass behind the factory, police said.

An investigation has been launched to determine the course of events that led to the double homicide.

(By Flor Wang and Yang Si-yui)

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