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Taiwanese visitor charged with stabbing brother with scissors

Updated 10:47 am, Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Ya-Tung Liu, 36, visiting his father in Westport with his brother from Taiwan, was charged with second-degree assault after police said he stabbed the brother in the head with scissors during a dispute. Photo: Westport Police Department / Westport News

    Ya-Tung Liu, 36, visiting his father in Westport with his brother from Taiwan, was charged with second-degree assault after police said he stabbed the brother in the head with scissors during a dispute.

    Photo: Westport Police Department

 

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A dispute between brothers from Taiwan visiting realtives in Westport escalated into a stabbing early last Friday, police said.

The brothers -- identified as Ya-Tung Liu and Ta-Pang Liu -- had recently traveled to the United States with their father to visit local relatives, according to the report, but a fight broke out between them at a Sherwood Farms Lane home about 12:55 a.m. last Friday.

The brothers' dispute turned physical, and other family members told police that one of them, Ya-Tung Liu, stabbed the other, Ta-Pang Liu, in the head with a pair of scissors.

Ta-Pang Liu, who had been taken to Norwalk Hospital for treatment of head lacerations, was interviewed there by officers. He confirmed that his brother had attacked him with scissors, police said.

Ya-Tung Liu, who is 36, was charged with second-degree assault. Bond was set at $10,000 and he was scheduled to have appeared later in the day at Norwalk Superior Court.

Ta-Pang Liu was released from the hospital later Friday, police said.