A woman was seen gripping a pair of sharp scissors on a rush hour MTR train Tuesday, prompting startled passengers to alert train staff to call the police.
According to HK01, the woman was riding the train on the Tsuen Wan line in the direction of Tsuen Wan at about 7 pm.
MTR staff got onto her carriage and repeatedly warned the woman to put the pair of scissors in her bag, but she refused, an MTR spokesperson told Coconuts. The train continued running as the MTR control center called police.
Officers alighted the train at Prince Edward station and arrested the woman, 32, on a suspected weapons charge. She was calm at the time of arrest.
A viral picture, posted to a number of Hong Kong-based Facebook groups, showed the woman clutching a pair of scissors with its blade facing away from her while seated cross-legged on the train.
In another photo, the woman is seen holding the scissors while walking on a pedestrian bridge near IFC in Central, where she is believed to have got on the train, HK01 reported.
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