Taipei, May 31 (CNA) An arsonist who set fire to the headquarters of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) in downtown Taipei early Thursday has been arrested and is under investigation, a KMT official said later that day.
The 43-year-old man, identified by his family name of Tsai, was arrested by police who rushed to the scene after receiving a call from a security guard at the KMT headquarters in Zhongshan District.
According to Lee Ming-hsien (???), director of the KMT's Culture and Communications Committee, Tsai broke into the building sometime after 1 a.m. and splashed gasoline around.
Before being subdued by security guards, Tsai shouted that he had been purged by the KMT and set fire to the gasoline, which burned the carpet in the building's lobby, Lee said.
The case has been handed over to the Taipei Prosecutors Office for further investigation.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel