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Three die in Taipei subway attack

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-05-21 18:22

TAIPEI - Three people have died and more than 20 were injured in a random subway attack in Taipei City on Wednesday afternoon.

The dead include two men and a woman. All the injured have been sent to the hospital, according to local police.

A young man allegedly began to assault passengers with a sharp knife in a carriage at about 4:30 p.m. when the train was traveling from Longshan Temple station to Jiangzicui station. He then tried to run away.

He was captured by police and is under interrogation.

Police said that the man is a 21-year-old college student and smelled of alcohol.

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