Presidential office guard attacked by assailant

Taipei--A military police officer on guard outside the Presidential Office was wounded by a sword-wielding man who apparently tried to break into the building on Friday morning.

The military police officer who sustained cuts to his neck was rushed to the National Taiwan University Hospital for treatment.

According to eyewitnesses, the man whose identity has yet to be confirmed parked his scooter by the sidewalk and rushed at the guard on the west side of the Presidential Office building, striking him with the sword in the ensuing struggle.

The man was restrained by security personnel and later taken away for questioning by police officers.

Authorities are investigating the reason for the man's actions.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel