Spate of knife attacks in central Taiwan this week leaves 3 injured

Taipei,  Three people were injured in separate knife attacks in central Taiwan this week, with the most recent being a convenience store clerk who was stabbed in Yunlin on Tuesday, according to police.

The store clerk was stabbed three times by a 29-year-old man, who later turned himself in and told police that he suspected his wife was having an affair with the victim, police said Wednesday.

The suspect, who also said he was too drunk to recall what had happened a few hours earlier, has been detained and charged with attempted murder, the Dounan Precinct of the Yunlin County Police Bureau said.

In the knife attack, the third in central Taiwan this week, the victim sustained three stab wounds to his upper arm and shoulder, which were non-life-threating, according to police.

On Monday, in the neighboring county of Changhua, a male high school student broke into Yuanlin Senior High School and stabbed a young woman who inflicted a two-centimeter wound on her left shoulder, police said.

When the alleged attacker was arrested, he said the female student had been rejecting his advances, according to police.

The suspect was charged Tuesday with attempted murder and disruption of public order, police said.

Also on Monday, a 38-year-old man in Taichung was arrested after he slashed his girlfriend with box cutter during an argument over money, according to the Second Precinct of the Taichung City Police Department.

The woman sustained a six-centimeter cut on her neck that required emergency surgery, and she is still in hospital, police said.

According to local media reports, the suspect was charged Tuesday with attempted murder.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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