A military policeman has been injured after being attacked outside Taiwan’s presidential building by a man wielding a samurai sword.
The man, who was named only by his surname Lu, is believed to have stolen the sword from a museum.
The injured guard was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.
Lu, 51, was carrying a Chinese flag and told police after his arrest that he was expressing his political views.
A police official said he had used a hammer to smash a display case in a history museum to steal a samurai sword.
Security officials stopped him as he was attempting to break into the palace, they said. He then slashed or stabbed the guard on his shoulder.