While Military Police (MP) Chief-of-Staff Kao Yao-bin (
"It was Major Lee Cheng-hsin (
Hsu made his remarks, bowed and apologized while meeting People First Party lawmakers at the legislature yesterday morning. He said that the Presidential Guard Command Headquarters began to investigate the incident after it took place on Sunday.
Officers discovered Lee was the man accused in the incident, but he does not belong to the guard.
"He was helping out at the scene. He also explained that the lady's protest activities surprised him a bit so he decided to tackle her based on instinct since he was carrying out his mission as a presidential guard," Hsu said.
Hsu said that although Lee does not belong to the Presidential Guard Command Center, the center would not reprimand him because he was helping them out. He said the center would also offer an apology to the public.
When asked whether the president was fed up with the recent spate of hecklers and had asked his guard to "get rid of protesters" at will, Hsu said, "The president has never given any orders like that."