(CNN) — Six hundred passengers were evacuated from a high-speed train in Taiwan on Friday after explosives — attached to a timer and apparently close to detonation — were found in luggage inside a restroom, police said.
The Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. train stopped at Hsinchu City after someone found the explosives in two pieces of luggage shortly after 9 a.m., according to police.
Police said the luggage was emitting white smoke, and people nearby could smell gas. The setup included 5 liters of gasoline and an activated timer device to trigger them, police said.
This is almost unbelievable. The only motivations I can think of are either someone who felt badly ripped off by THSRC land requisition or Chinese agents seeking to sow chaos and fear.