Suspect in Taipei train blast had no accomplice: police

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Photo:Taiwan Railway Administration

The suspect in an explosion in a commuter train carriage in Taipei railway station committed the crime alone without any accomplice, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Friday.

Based on evidence collected, an investigation group formed specially to probe into the case said the suspect, identified as Lin Ying-chang (林英昌), 55, had written a will to his family before he committed the crime and had expected he would be killed in the attack.

According to the CIB, the suspect had been diagnosed with cancer and mental disorder. He had been bothered by his illness and had wanted to die, the CIB said.

In addition, the investigation group also found a red canvas bag which was identical to a bag he was seen on CCTV cameras carrying onto the commuter train.

Police found material used to assembly an explosive device inside the bag.

25 Injured passengers were being treated at local hospitals, the local police officer said, adding that most were light injuries.

Rail, airport and port security has been stepped up across Taiwan in the aftermath of the explosion..

The Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) said on its Facebook page that Taiwan’s Transport Ministry has instructed agencies in charge of rail, airport and port security to be more vigilant, and asked police to assist with strengthening security at train stations.

Story with the informaiton from CNA, AFP, CCTV.