Man goes on stabbing spree in Taiwan

Man goes on stabbing spree in Taiwan

TAIPEI - Several people, including a couple dining at a street vendor in front of the Cheng Huang Temple in Hsinchu City, were attacked by a knife-wielding man last night.

The attacker, said to be a 34-year-old man by ETToday, used a fruit knife to stab a man 10 times, wounding his neck, before turning the blade on himself and another woman, according to local reports.

An employee of the street vendor was also hurt after he attempted to stop the assailant by throwing benches at him. Four were injured in total, including one who was seriously wounded. All of the injured, including the attacker, were transported to the hospital.

Local media speculated that the attack was a result of a lovers's feud.

The attack took place in the wake of two recent blood-curdling knife attacks in Taiwan, namely the Taipei Metro attack in May and the killing of a 22-year-old woman by her ex-boyfriend last week.

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