Hong Kong police arrest one in connection with armed attack outside pub in Wan Chai

South China Morning Post 發布於 2019年08月18日16:08 • Su Xinqi sue.su@scmp.com
  • Video footage shows six people attacked a man outside a pub in Wan Chai with machetes and rods on Sunday
  • They fled on foot after a witness stopped them from getting into a car by smashing its front windscreen
Police cordon off the car that the attackers left behind in Wan Chai on Sunday. Photo: David Wong

Police on Sunday arrested a man in relation to an armed attack that wounded five people in Hong Kong's entertainment district Wan Chai.

The violence broke out close to a pub near the junction of Luard Road and Lockhart Road at noon on Sunday.

A machete was seen lying on a road kerb after the attack. Photo: David Wong

Personal information of the suspect and the wounded have not yet been disclosed.

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In video footage obtained by the Post, a group of about six people was seen attacking a man with machetes and rods outside a pub.

A black saloon was parked outside the pub with doors wide open, and the attackers were trying to get into it after beating up the person. However, they abandoned the car and fled on foot after a man smashed the car's front windscreen.

A machete was seen lying on a road kerb.

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