Police are on the hunt for at least six men who were involved in a stabbing in Kowloon Tong that left two men seriously injured.
According to Apple Daily, the two victims — a 29-year-old surnamed Lau, and a 39-year-old Thai national — hailed a cab from Wan Chai in the early hours of Tuesday morning and asked the driver to take them to Lam Tsuen, a village in Tai Po.
At about 4am, the cab arrived at Waterloo Road in Kowloon Tong, where it was stopped by two private cars. Five men emerged from the cars — three of them with knives — and smashed the windows of the cab, dragging Lau and the Thai man out of the vehicle, and attacking them in the middle of the road before returning to their cars and driving off.
The cab driver, surnamed Chu, parked his car in a nearby road and called the police. At the same time, one of the injured managed to stop a police motorcycle that was driving down Waterloo.
The pair were taken to hospital in a serious condition, with stab wounds to their arms, feet, and backs.
The case has been classified as a wounding and criminal damage case, but officers from the Kowloon City Police District are looking into whether it was a triad-related attack after it was reported that one of the victims had a triad background.