TATP Bomber Suspected of Committing Suicide 疑看守所內尋短 "撒旦之母"炸彈客身亡

In 2019, Bomber Wu Fu-hung got arrested for planting an explosive device against a wall of the KMT headquarter in Tainan. Wu was sentenced to nine years and six months in jail but news came on the morning of February 21 that he had passed away at the Tainan Detention Center.


Bomber Wu Fu-hung got arrested in Kaohsiung in December 2019 for planting an explosive device against a wall of the KMT headquarter in Houbi District of Tainan City. The device contained a powerful explosive called TATP, which was previously used in terrorist attacks in London, Brussels, and Paris, and which terrorists have nicknamed "Mother of Satan". Wu was sentenced to nine years and six months in jail after court of the first instance in November of 2020, but news came morning of February 21 that he had passed away at the Tainan Detention Center.
 
When the guardian at the Tainan Detention Center was taking a morning roll call, Wu did not get up or respond. The guardian then went to check on him and found that he covered himself with a quilt.
 
After placing the explosive device in Tainan back in December of 2019, Wu escaped to Kaohsiung, hid in an apartment and engaged fiercely in a 12-hour stand-off with a pistol in his hand and threatened to detonate a bomb that he had with him. Wu is suspected to have committed suicide while being held under detention; the coroner will announce his cause for death on morning of February 22.
 
The prosecutor has ordered to have an autopsy performed to clarify the cause of death, and we will keep all videos captured on our surveillance cameras.
 
Tainan Detention Center staff members said that Wu seemed to have led a normal life at the center throughout last year, and family members visited him frequently. Thus, his sudden death comes as a shock. Wu last appeared in surveillance videos night of the 20th, looking normal. He did not leave behind a letter of will. Further investigation continues.
 
 
 
炸彈客吳富鋐前年12月因為對政治不滿,在國民黨台南後壁區黨部放俗稱撒旦之母的爆裂物;在高雄被警方逮捕之後,去年11月底一審宣判9年6個月,但現在卻傳出他21號上午在台南看守所死亡的消息。
 
台南地檢署襄閱主任檢察官 林仲斌表示:「台南看守所,在進行早點名的時候,發現吳姓被告,並沒有起床。管理員前往他的床鋪查看,發現他用棉被,把自己的頭部跟身體都蓋住。」
 
當年吳富鋐在台南放爆裂物後就逃到高雄,被警方圍捕時,還拿槍、爆裂物跟警方整夜對抗將近12小時,強悍的作風讓社會震驚,如今卻傳出疑似自殺,檢方22號上午公布初步相驗的結果。
 
台南地檢署襄閱主任檢察官 林仲斌表示:「檢察官為了釐清死因,以杜爭議,有諭知擇日解剖,並且保留舍房所有的監視器畫面。」
 
台南看守所表示,吳富鋐進所一年表現正常、家屬也頻繁探視,突然死亡令人意外。而檢方調閱監視畫面,最後一次看到他的身影是20號晚上,但並沒發現異常,現場也沒留遺書,詳細死因有待檢方調查釐清。