Men with BB guns barred from approaching president


TAIPEI–Two men were barred from approaching President Ma Ying-jeou during a Christmas Eve gala in New Taipei Saturday after they were discovered to be carrying BB guns.

One of the men was stopped from entering a control area, where Ma was arriving for the charity gala, after he was discovered to be carrying a BB gun and a bottle of BB gun pellets in his bag, New Taipei City Government officials said later that night.

The other man was stopped by security guards minutes later from entering the same control area near the New Taipei citizens square in Banqiao District, who was also found to be carrying a BB gun and a bottle of pellets in his handbag, according to city government officials.

At the entrance of another control area, a mother and child were barred from entering after the boy was found to be carrying a toy gun.