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Taiwanese driver sued for ramming van into presidential office

Published on Feb 13, 2014 6:31 PM
 
Workers repair the damaged front gate at the Presidential Palace in Taipei on Jan 26, 2014. Taiwan's presidential office has filed a lawsuit against the man who rammed a truck into the tightly guarded premises in an attempted suicide attack, officials said on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's presidential office has filed a lawsuit against the man who rammed a truck into the tightly guarded premises in an attempted suicide attack, officials said on Thursday.

Chang Teh-cheng, 41, drove a 35-tonne truck through several sets of barricades last month.

At high speed, the vehicle ascended a set of steps before being stopped by a bullet-proof screen and becoming stuck in the gate leading to the office's main building.

He was severely injured but no one else was hurt in the attack, the worst of its type on the building.

 
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