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Taiwan man arrested over Facebook fan pages dedicated to stabbing spree

Published on Jun 11, 2014 7:42 PM
 
Police blockade the scene of a stabbing incident at the Jiangzicui Station of the Taipei Metro in Taipei on May 21, 2014. A Taiwanese man was arrested on Wednesday for threatening public order after allegedly setting up multiple Facebook fan pages dedicated to a man who carried out the deadly subway train stabbing spree. -- PHOTO: AFP

TAIPEI (AFP) - A Taiwanese man was arrested on Wednesday for threatening public order after allegedly setting up multiple Facebook fan pages dedicated to a man who carried out a deadly subway train stabbing spree.

The man, a college student identified only his surname Yen, was arrested during a raid by the police in New Taipei City, the police said.

Last month 21-year-old Cheng Chieh attacked passengers on a subway train, killing four and wounding two dozen others in a terrifying rampage that shocked a country otherwise proud of its low violent crime levels.

Yen began a Facebook group titled "Cheng Chieh fans group" on May 21, just hours after the deadly attack. The page was pulled down after web users alerted Facebook to its content but Yen put a further two pages up on the social networking site.

 
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