Taiwanese Tourist Assaulted On Paris Train

Taiwanese Tourist Assaulted On Paris Train
Photo Credit: AP/達志影像

What you need to know

A Taiwanese man is recovering in a Paris hospital after being assaulted by an unidentified Eastern European man.

A Taiwanese tourist was assaulted and dragged alongside a moving train in Paris at around 11 pm on Sept. 18, suffering serious injuries.

The man, who was traveling with two other Taiwanese, had been involved in an argument with a group of four Eastern European men on a metro train, local newspaper Le Parisien reports.

According to Le Parisien, one of the Eastern European men spat on the Taiwanese man. The three Taiwanese tourists disembarked at the Champ-de-Mars station, near the Eiffel Tower, but the argument continued through the window of the train. One Eastern European man allegedly grabbed the Taiwanese man’s arm through the window as the train was starting to move.

The Taiwanese man was dragged along the platform and fell onto the tracks when the train left the station. The tourist suffered multiple fractures and is being treated at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris.

Initial reports from French media said the man was in critical condition. CNA reported this morning that the man is now in stable condition.

Le Parisien also reports that the four Eastern Europeans are yet to be identified. French police are using security camera footage to track them down. Surveillance cameras show them exiting the train at the Kennedy station at 11:54 pm.

First Editor: Edward White
Second Editor: J. Michael Cole