HK po­lice fire shots in knife at­tack

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

HONG KONG: Three peo­ple were in­jured yes­ter­day af­ter Hong Kong po­lice fired shots to stop a knife at­tack on a man, in a rare case of vi­o­lent street crime in one of Asia’s safest cities.

Po­lice said those wounded were two as­sailants and the vic­tim, and that all three were of “South Asian” ori­gin.

“Five to six ... men, with some car­ry­ing knives, were at­tack­ing an­other man,” po­lice of­fi­cer Ma Wai-hing said at the scene in the com­mer­cial district of Yau Ma Tei.

“Af­ter ver­bal warn­ings were ig­nored, four shots were fired. Two men were shot.” The pair were ar­rested and hos­pi­talised. Footage up­loaded to the Ap­ple Daily web­site showed an of­fi­cer point­ing a gun at a group of men – some of whom were wield­ing knives over a man on the ground – be­fore shots were fired.

The of­fi­cer can be heard yelling “put down your weapon” in Can­tonese. – AFP

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