Police have arrested a 65-year-old man who is believed to have turned up to a class boycott at a Hong Kong school this morning, waving a razor at the high school students taking part.
According to on.cc, a man surnamed Fu was arrested at about 8pm on Monday evening at his home at the Kai Ching Estate in Kowloon Bay.
He was held on suspicion of wounding in relation to an incident outside Cognitio College in which a shouting, shirtless man wearing a pair of blue shorts brandishes the purported razor and makes wild slashes in the direction of the students.
Half-naked man showed up waving a razor at students who were forming “human-chain” outside of Cognitio College (Kowloon). 2 teachers were injured when fending for the students. *video via @telegram #HongKong #antiELAB pic.twitter.com/OqrocN4pNR
— Michele Fan (@wingp) September 8, 2019
People in the background can be heard yelling “just ignore him” (yeah, good luck with that), and a woman in a cream-colored suit can be seen trying to intervene with her arms outstretched, keeping the man at a distance.
Others can be heard yelling “you motherf***er!”
Police confirmed to Coconuts HK via email that a 33-year-old female teacher sustained minor injuries in the incident and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.
Speaking to RTHK, Cognitio College Vice Principal Wong Lai-san confirmed that one of the school’s teachers sustained minor cuts to their hand, and that a second person, a passer-by, also sustained unspecified minor injuries. The outlet reported that a third person was also injured, but didn’t say who they were. Wong, however, maintained that no students were harmed.
“The students are fine; our teachers are protecting the students. Actually today’s protest was very calm and orderly,” she said.
Students at the school were forming a human chain outside the building as the citywide boycott of classes enters its second week. Other schools in the city have been forming similar human chains this morning.
NOTE: This article was updated on 10 September to include information on the suspect’s arrest.