Three killed in Taipei subway stabbing spree

Crime scene investigators walk at the scene of a knife attack at a subway platform in the Taipei...

Crime scene investigators walk at the scene of a knife attack at a subway platform in the Taipei Metro Jiangzicui station in New Taipei city May 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)

Reuters

, Last Updated: 8:51 AM ET

TAIPEI – A knife-wielding college student killed three people and injured 25, police said, in a rare incident on Taipei's metro on Wednesday.

Police said a motive was not immediately clear, although the man had been drinking alcohol before the attacks.

The Taiwan capital, home to 7.3 million people, is commonly considered a very safe city for its size.

 


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