Court releases Presidential Office attacker on bail again
Central News Agency
2014-02-01 10:15 PM
Taipei, Feb. 1 (CNA) A man who smashed his heavy gravel truck into the Presidential Office on Jan. 25 was released on bail again by the Taipei District Court Saturday. The court rejected the prosecution's request to detain Chang Teh-cheng for the fourth time but raised his bail from NT$150,000 (US$4,933) in its previous ruling to NT$300,000 (US$9,866). The prosecution was disappointed with the decision and vowed to appeal against it. The district court allowed Chang freedom without posting bail in its first two rulings, and imposed a bail of NT$150,000 only in its third ruling but all of them had been struck down by the Taiwan High Court on the prosecution's appeal. Chang smashed his truck into the Presidential Office to protest what he claimed an unfair court sentence against him in a domestic violence case. His vehicle ran up the steps in front of the Presidential office but was stopped by a bullet-proof screen. No one except himself was injured in the incident. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. The prosecution has tried to take him into custody after he left that hospital. (By Maubo Chang)
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