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Police sergeant slashed in face with razor during arrest of suspect in Hong Kong

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An off-duty police sergeant was slashed in the face with a razor in Hong Kong on Thursday as he attempted to arrest a man suspected of damaging the banner of a district council election candidate.

It is the second blade attack on an officer in recent weeks, after a policeman was wounded in the neck at Kwun Tong MTR station by a man wielding a box cutter on October 13.

A police source said the 72-year-old suspect was arrested on Thursday morning after marking a 10cm cross on the sergeant’s face with the razor at around 6.15am in Sheung Shui.

In this handout, the razor said to be used by the suspect in the attack in Sheung Shui.
PHOTO: South China Morning Post

The source said: “The sergeant was on the way to work this morning and passed by the Junior Police Call Club house in Sheung Shui Wai. He arrested a male for attempting to damage an [election] banner of the pro-establishment camp by razor.”

“The suspect struggled and attacked the sergeant.”

Both the officer and the suspect were sent to North District Hospital in Sheung Shui for treatment. An investigation is under way.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and assaulting a police officer.

The Post was told that the banner belonged to district councillor Liu Hing-hung, who is running as an incumbent in the Fung Tsui constituency.

Liu, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong party, is up against independent pan-democrat Chiang Man-ching.

In this handout, the suspect was said to be trying to damage an election banner when an off-duty officer intervened.
PHOTO: South China Morning Post

In the October incident in Kwun Tong, a sergeant was slashed in the neck with a box cutter when responding to reports of criminal damage by a group of men wearing black. A man was arrested and the case has been brought to the court.

The district council elections are due to be held on Sunday.

This article was first published in South China Morning Post.

Police sergeant slashed in face with razor during arrest of suspect in Hong Kong

Police Sergeant Slashed In Face With Razor During Arrest Of Suspect In Hong Kong 5ddd3f44e8bdd.jpeg

An off-duty police sergeant was slashed in the face with a razor in Hong Kong on Thursday as he attempted to arrest a man suspected of damaging the banner of a district council election candidate.

It is the second blade attack on an officer in recent weeks, after a policeman was wounded in the neck at Kwun Tong MTR station by a man wielding a box cutter on October 13.

A police source said the 72-year-old suspect was arrested on Thursday morning after marking a 10cm cross on the sergeant’s face with the razor at around 6.15am in Sheung Shui.

In this handout, the razor said to be used by the suspect in the attack in Sheung Shui.
PHOTO: South China Morning Post

The source said: “The sergeant was on the way to work this morning and passed by the Junior Police Call Club house in Sheung Shui Wai. He arrested a male for attempting to damage an [election] banner of the pro-establishment camp by razor.”

“The suspect struggled and attacked the sergeant.”

Both the officer and the suspect were sent to North District Hospital in Sheung Shui for treatment. An investigation is under way.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and assaulting a police officer.

The Post was told that the banner belonged to district councillor Liu Hing-hung, who is running as an incumbent in the Fung Tsui constituency.

Liu, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong party, is up against independent pan-democrat Chiang Man-ching.

In this handout, the suspect was said to be trying to damage an election banner when an off-duty officer intervened.
PHOTO: South China Morning Post

In the October incident in Kwun Tong, a sergeant was slashed in the neck with a box cutter when responding to reports of criminal damage by a group of men wearing black. A man was arrested and the case has been brought to the court.

The district council elections are due to be held on Sunday.

This article was first published in South China Morning Post.