Taipei, April 12 (CNA) A Filipino worker has been arrested in connection with the death of a grocery store owner in Luzhu Township in Taoyuan County after allegedly stabbing the merchant in the neck with a screwdriver, a police spokesman said Saturday. The 31-year-old Filipino man headed to a store in Luzhu late Friday night and got into an argument with the owner of the store, identified only by his surname Lin, after Lin rejected his request to borrow money, according to a Taoyuan County Police Bureau spokesman. The attack with the screwdriver caused uncontrolled bleeding, and Lin was rushed to the hospital, but doctors could not save him, police said.
According to the authorities, the Filipino worker went into hiding in New Taipei but was apprehended by the police Saturday morning. The suspect was then taken to the police station and held in custody, pending further investigation into the case.
(Chiu Chun-chin and Evelyn Kao)