Taiwan Girl Stabber “Commits Suicide” in Police Custody


The man responsible for stabbing two Taiwanese students to death has apparently killed himself whilst police were taking him back to the station – using a knife police neglected to remove from his trousers.


The 30-year-old Taiwanese man being sought on suspicion of murdering the two students was spotted by police at a SKE48 performance in Nagoya.


They stopped him, and he voluntarily agreed to go along with officers for questioning at the local station; they took him back to the station in a police vehicle, but when they arrived at the station and “police were not looking at him” he suddenly cut his own throat with a knife he had cunningly concealed in his trousers.

He was immediately taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

In a stunning display of incompetence, police had apparently failed to search him properly at the venue or when putting him in their car – although they say they conducted an “inspection of his person.”

Prior to his death he had supposedly apologetically confessed to officers, saying “I stole from them. What I did to them was inexcusable. I did it with a fruit knife.”

Police have said they will investigate whether his detention was conducted properly. The presiding officer has said that “It is regrettable that a suspect committed suicide. I would like to investigate these circumstances further.”

The gross incompetence of Japanese police is not particularly surprising to many, although so great is their reputation for corruption and malfeasance that many are highly suspicious of the actual circumstances surrounding the man’s death:

“As expected, total incompetence.”

“Did the police do it?”

“More police incompetence.”

“This time it may be an international issue as well.”

“Why didn’t they arrest him on the spot? He confirmed his name there…”

“At least search the people you arrest, police.”

“First they turn away an Aum Shinrikyo terrorist they had been hunting for a decade when he tried to turn himself in [he was told to go away and try a police box as the officers “thought it was a joke” – fortunately for police he did actually go to the police box], now this.”

“The top cops are going to be red with embarrassment after such a huge blunder. The quality of Japanese work is really dismal these days.”

“He went to see SKE48…”

“So SKE really do have fans.”

“Didn’t they even cuff him?”

“Isn’t it a bit strange to get a wanted man to ‘voluntarily’ come along for questioning? He’s a major flight risk, he should have been arrested on the spot.”

“Japan is safe so our police are totally useless.”

“They are great at coercing the innocent, but useless when it comes to actual criminals.”

“For them a body search probably just constitutes checking his pockets and looking in his wallet…”

“This is just unbelievable incompetence.”

“Now we’ll never know if he was really the criminal behind this or not.”

“I have to wonder whether he really confessed to the officers or they are just making all this up to cover themselves.”

“If he really said that they should have arrested him immediately.”

“He was surrounded by cops and none of them could stop the bleeding or prevent him killing himself in the first place?”


“Some of the reports started by saying ‘police found his body’ called it a ‘possible suicide’? I suppose they just ‘found his body’ after he killed himself in their custody.”

“Was this really even suicide? The only witnesses are police.”

“Our police are just a global laughing stock.”

“Now the whole world knows just how bad our police are.”

“Did he really hide it or did they just not bother searching him at all?”

“He killed two people and they didn’t even search him…”

“Now nobody’ll ever know what really happened…”

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    Avatar of cpc65
    Comment by cpc65
    08:25 10/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "..using a knife police neglected to remove from his trousers." ~ Suuuuure.

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    09:15 10/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Police: Huh, what's this inside your pants?
    Dude: It's my dick.
    Police: Whoops, sorry. I didn't mean to..
    Dude: Lol, JK. It's a knife.
    Police: Why on earth are you carrying a knife in your pocket.
    Dude: Oh, just in case I get hungry later and happen to be craving for some apples~
    Police: Okay, I'll go and fetch you some apples~

    *Few minutes later.

    Police: OMG! That kid killed himself with that knife!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    prob more like this.

    police: hey boy.
    dude: yes?
    police: you don't look japanese.
    dude: i'm taiwanese.
    police: you're coming with us. get in the car.
    dude: what did i do?
    police: nothing, just some questioning.
    dude: *get inside car*
    police: *pulls out a knife*
    police: so how should we do this? throat or wrists?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    that kid is 30 year old.. its a old man but yeah..

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:06 10/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    He's a wizard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:27 10/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    >>that kid is 30 year old.. its a old man but yeah..

    Japan is so safe that policemen here are like 50~60 years old... so yeah 30 years-old kid

    Avatar of Sylar
    Comment by Sylar
    03:23 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    30 is a man not a kid but definitely not an old man. Wtf are 70 year olds then if 30 is old?
    Until 40 you are basically a young man. Until 60 you are a grown man. 60 and above you are an old man.
    Basically your status changes every 20 years.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:34 11/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    if 30 is a kid for you, then maybe life expentancy in your country is arround 200.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:53 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    in my country the ones considered kids are the ones in their teens. I guess this is normal. People in their twenties are considered grownups and so on. Right now I'm at the last year of my teen years :( 11 more to go to become a wizard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:17 25/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    in my homeland the police works til there like 63 or something like that, normal pension age is around 65-66... so well... seems normal (tho i am from norway, kinda nice and peacefull there

    Avatar of Octopi
    Comment by Octopi
    09:53 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    if 30 is an old man for you, then maybe you are a fetus.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:27 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    hahaha nice. ur comment genuinely made me laugh =D

    Avatar of Gradius
    Comment by Gradius
    01:18 11/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Very sad start, but kinda happy ending.

    Except for the police of course.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:10 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The cops just thought he was happy to see them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:24 10/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The police...failed...to take a knife out of his pockets....

    Sounds about right....

    Oh my god.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:08 10/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    But it was his pockets! I would never have thought to look there! That's like... FBI/Interpol level investigation stuff.

    Avatar of hakkibulut69
    Comment by hakkibulut69
    17:58 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I smell a Death Note.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:47 10/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    If that were the case Ishihara'd already be gone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:20 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    What if Ishihara is the one with the Death Note?

    Avatar of Neferius
    Comment by Neferius
    19:43 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Then may God, Buddha, Krishna or whatever deity you pray to have mercy on your souls :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 11/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then all of japan's otakus would be dead

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:50 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then 70% of the world's population should be dead by now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:11 11/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If Ishihara just got a Death note wee are all fucked !

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:00 11/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    16:52 11/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Katta. Kata is something entirely different.

    Avatar of Noodlestein
    Comment by Noodlestein
    08:06 10/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Makes me wonder if the police forced this to happen. Hrmm.

    “Now we’ll never know if he was really the criminal behind this or not.”

    is exactly what I was thinking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:31 10/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I give Ishithara 1 week to say that this guy killed himself out of shame or some other crap for being wrongfully accused, and starts to say that manga killed her.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:55 10/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Actually, I can see them taking this case as an incentive to increase regulations for temporary resident visas and the like. Their reasoning would be to safeguard the Japanese populace from murderous barbarians who kill each other in their country.

    Avatar of Assassinister
    Comment by Assassinister
    09:46 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Maybe Japanese police is slacking their job because they keep arresting suspicious guy involving petty crime like ASKING(where's mcdonald restaurant), WALKING A SAME ROAD AND SMILING TO A SCHOOLGIRL. Maybe their SOP keep inviting/arresting all the guys to the station to reduce Japanese male population so all the girls are to them for the taking.

    Avatar of Vincent Giannell
    Comment by Vincent Giannell
    10:28 10/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    If he ever made that speech about manga killing her, I doubt anyone would believe him. They would think he made the whole thing up.

    Avatar of Bigall
    Comment by Bigall
    15:12 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are the Japanese admitting that a barbarian coward killer that kills two defenseless women has issues about honor and shame? There is something wrong with their reasoning...

    Avatar of Poisoned Cookie
    Comment by Poisoned Cookie
    08:36 10/01/2012 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    I smell a cover up.

    Whether the real killer was someone too connected to arrest or they simply wanted a quick conclusion with a non-Japanese suspect, what's to stop them from just grabbing a foreigner, saying he confessed, killing him themselves, and washing their hands of the whole thing. It's not like it's impossible for the police to be corrupt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:55 10/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    a foreigner being toss to the chopping block to cover for someone else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:13 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought the same thing when I read the article.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:17 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If this is the true, Japan police is indeed same as in Soviet Russia.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:14 11/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    things like this happen alot in america

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    17:35 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    TWO similar cases just happened in my country last year, so Japan and Russia aren't alone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:59 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's their plan all along. Soon, they will bring out the gundams hidden below the earth to start taking over the world!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:06 10/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    It's actually the other-way-round.
    The police asked this Taiwan guy to come with the police in "voluntary" because they knew that Taiwan media was paying great attention on this issue.
    Well, they should have just arrest him by force and put him handcuff as quick as possible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That's against any common police procedure that I'm aware of. Heck, it's against common sense to NOT apprehend a MURDER suspect on the spot.

    This is either a ruse...or the Japanese police has just lost its face, forever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    they didn't need probable cause because they said the guy confessed. that's more than enough reason to cuff him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:50 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You cannot apprehend someone just because you suspect him. You have to have a probable cause before you even ask for a court order. Remember, that the judge who signs the order puts his own career on the line.
    Now the police can arrest without a court order, but only for a limited time and is usually done if it's believed that the suspect may either flee or that he is unstable and dangerous. There is really no point arresting the guy otherwise. The police couldn't have known he will kill himself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:14 10/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    and thats how the cookie crumbles

    Avatar of Adom Jensom
    Comment by Adom Jensom
    13:47 10/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I agree, definitely a conspiracy.

    Avatar of Koyoto_Shadow
    Comment by Koyoto_Shadow
    10:21 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...The truth is unattainable. It will always be shrouded in fog. Though you reach through the murk and the gloom, you have no means to tell it is the truth. In that case, why...? What sense is there in yearing for truth? Close your eyes. Lie to yourself. Live in blissful ignorance...It is a much smarter way to exist.

    ...You undergo suffering because of your search for the truth...This world is filled with thick, heavy fog...

    How can you find something when you know not what you search for?

    Avatar of Koyoto_Shadow
    Comment by Koyoto_Shadow
    12:39 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The truth has to exist, and there's a way to find it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    japan... y u no use brain?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:43 10/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    just japan covering up another international case by killing a foreigner and claiming he was the killer who committed suicide.

    of course if the killer is dead, no one can deny that he didn't do it. case closed.

    this is like seal team six throwing away bin laden's body into the sea before anyone could actually see and verify it. all to mislead the people.

    Avatar of Tex_Arcana
    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    11:24 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Misleading or not, there's some refuge in it being TOTALLY AWESOME.

    Being chucked into the sea from a moving stealth helicopter is like Viking Funeral ^4.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:53 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    @ Tex_Arcana 11:24

    Re bin Laden: yeah, it was an awesome death, provided the person they chucked from the heli truly *was* bin Laden, and was the *real* bin Laden, and not just some other guy with the same name. To 'Merkans, "All foreigners look the same."

    Re accused killer: gotta wonder if he was the right guy, or just "one of the usual suspects" (foreigner).

    Police: "Confess, or die!"
    Suspect: "I did it."
    Police: "Suicide, or die slowly and painfully!"
    Suspect: "Uh, got a knife I can use?"

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:55 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Police: *hands over a knife*
    Me: Next time, don't hand a knife to a knife murderer. Oh wait, there is no next time because you are dead. AHAHAHAHA...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:33 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You: Blablabla.
    Me: ....right.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Seriously, you bring up bin laden? God you're dumb.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:40 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...who invited seal team six?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 10/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    internet at its' finest.

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