Startled commuters alert MTR staff to call police on woman clutching scissors on train

Viral photos showed the woman gripping the pair of scissors on the MTR and while walking on a bridge in Central. Photos: Facebook
Viral photos showed the woman gripping the pair of scissors on the MTR and while walking on a bridge in Central. Photos: Facebook

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.

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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.

Editors note: The article has been updated to reflect the fact that the woman was holding a pair of scissors, not a knife.

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