Customer killed a supermarket employee because he asked him to wear a mask | World

A man in Taiwan killed a supermarket employee because he asked him to wear a mask, a mandatory measure in that country since the COVID-19 pandemic began to prevent the spread of the disease.

The suspect, surnamed Chiang, went to the store, located in Taoyuan, in the north of the island, at four in the morning on Sunday, November 20, and left after a discussion with the worker, who asked him to put on a mask.

Shortly after, the attacker returned to the store and threw a mask at the employee’s face, according to the head of the local police station, Feng Li-tse, who was quoted in local media.

According to Feng, Chiang killed a supermarket employee when he returned to the establishment for the third time, at 5.25 in the morning, armed with a knife, with which he stabbed several times at the chest of the victim, who died shortly after in a hospital at the that he had been transferred after some witnesses called an ambulance.

According to the CNA news agency, Chiang claimed after his arrest that he suffered from psychological problems and did not remember the alleged murder.

Since the beginning of COVID-19, 848 deaths have been registered on the island, which has a population of 23 million.

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