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Man dies in shootout with police at Taiwan airport

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-01-20 09:26

TAIPEI - A man was shot dead in a shootout with police near Taichung Airport in central Taiwan on Monday.

The man, surnamed Zhang, was riding a motorbike to the airport, carrying his daughter, but was stopped by the police as the child was not wearing a helmet.

During questioning, the man argued with the police, seized a gun and opened fire.

Twenty-six shots were fired in the incident. Zhang was hit four times and died in hospital.

Two other people were injured in the shootout, including a police constable and an unrelated female, but their injuries are not life-threatening.

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