Taipei: Suspected bomb maker detained after gunbattle

A man suspected of planting a bomb near the offices of the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) Houbi District (後壁) chapter in Tainan was arrested yesterday morning in Kaohsiung following an overnight standoff with police.

Police said that the suspect, surnamed Wu (吳), was captured on surveillance cameras on Thursday night as he approached the building on foot and allegedly placed an improvised explosive device next to the building’s main entrance.

On Friday evening, the Criminal Investigation Bureau and the Kaohsiung City Police Department traced the man to a fourth-floor apartment on Yongle Street in Lingya District (苓雅), police said.

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Source: Taipei Times