Additional charge brought against Taiwanese terrorism suspect

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An Tso Sun (Image taken from his Facebook page)

An Tso Sun (Image taken from his Facebook page)

Washington, April 11 (CNA) The Taiwanese student who allegedly threatened to shoot up the school where he was attending in Pennsylvania in the United States has also been charged with possessing instruments of crime, according to the most recent court records.

A court hearing on an alleged terrorism threat by An Tso Sun (孫安佐), the only son of TV actor Sun Peng (孫鵬) and actress Di Ying (狄鶯) who made the alleged threat to open fire at Monsignor Bonner Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School, has been postponed to April 25 from the originally set April 11.

Attorney Robert Keller, who has been hired by Sun and Di to defend their 18-year-old son following his March 26 arrest on suspicion of threatening to carry out a terrorist attack May 1 at the school, also postponed a press conference originally scheduled for April 6.

However, in addition to the charge of terrorist threats, the teenager has also been charged with possessing instruments of crime, according to the updated offense disposition information issued Wednesday by a district court in Pennsylvania.

The Upper Darby Police in Pennsylvania reported at a press conference April 2 that Sun had built a 9mm handgun with parts bought online and had over 1,600 rounds of ammunition for various firearms.

The student is being held at Delaware County Prison in lieu of US$100,000 bail, according to international media reports.

His parents arrived in the United States March 30 and visited their son at Delaware County Prison April 2.

(By Chiang Chin-yeh and Evelyn Kao)
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