The incident occurred in a store in Taiwan, where the murderer returned and threw a mask at the employee’s face.
The taiwanese police arrested a man accused of to stab a supermarket clerk who asked him to put on a mask, Taiwanese media collected today.
The suspect, surnamed Chiang, went to the store, located in Taoyuan, in the north of the island, at 4:00 in the morning of this Sunday and left it after an argument with the clerk, who asked him to put on a mask.
Soon after, Chiang returned to the store and threw a mask at the employee’s face, according to the local police chief Feng Li-tse, who was quoted in local media.
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According to Feng, Chiang returned to the establishment a third time at 5.25am (21.25 GMT on Saturday) armed with a knife, with which he struck several stabs to the chest of the employee, who died shortly after in a hospital to which he had been transferred after some witnesses called an ambulance.
According to the CNA news agency, Chiang said after his arrest that he suffered from psychological problems and did not remember the alleged murder.
The mask remains mandatory in Taiwan as a precaution against covid-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 848 deaths have been registered by covid on the island, which has a population of 23 million.