May 21, 2014 / 12:31 PM / in 3 years

Taipei man kills three, injures 25 in subway stabbing spree

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

A crime scene investigator walks 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

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.

Reporting by Michael Gold; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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