Hong Kong man knifed in the neck, killed in broad daylight attack at MTR station

A security guard was knifed and left lying unconscious in a pool of blood at Tseung Kwan O station on Tuesday.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital, local media said.

According to reports, three guards who work for the security company Guardforce were walking to the Hang Seng bank ATMs in the MTR station at around 4pm when a man brandished a knife and stabbed one of the guard’s neck.

Another guard who tried to intervene suffered injuries to his hand. A worker at a nearby express hair salon was also hurt in the scuffle.

Andrew Chan, a district councillor who serves the Tseung Kwan O area, said in a live video filmed at the station that he was at a meeting nearby when he heard reports about the incident. When he arrived, he saw around 100 police officers who had cordoned off an area of the concourse. The victim had already been rushed to the hospital by then.

Pictures circulated online showing a large pool of blood, an abandoned shoe and emergency first aid supplies scattered on the floor, including gauze dressing and bandages.

The attacker, who is in his 30s, was subdued and arrested outside the MTR station. Local media said he is an ex-colleague of the victim. He did not attempt to steal any money, and the assault is understood to have been executed out of personal vendetta.

Authorities have classified the incident as a murder case. According to Apple Daily, police found a 12-inch knife at a nearby clinic that they suspect was the attacker’s weapon. A witness said somebody threw the knife into the clinic so the attacker would not be able to carry out any more assaults, the paper reported.

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