Police say Sham Shui Po shooting being investigated

Local | 7 Nov 2018 7:53 pm

The Regional Crime Unit of Kowloon West is investigating the shooting of a suspect in Sham Shui Po today, the Hong Kong Police said in a statement.

At about 7:40am, while police officers were conducting an anti-crime patrol in Sham Shui Po MTR Station, they found a suspicious 55-year-old man. When officers intercepted the man, the man took out a cutter from his backpack, extended the blade and attacked officers, the statement said.

The officer gave verbal warning to the man but in vain, and fired one shot at the man. The man was subsequently subdued by officers, the statement said.

"The 55-year-old man was arrested for assaulting police officer and possession of offensive weapon. He sustained injuries on abdomen and was sent to Princess Margaret Hospital in conscious state,'' the statement said.

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