Arson suspected after rubbish bin found in flames outside HK government headquarters

11-Jul-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM Print This Post

A roadside rubbish bin outside the Hong Kong government headquarters was thought to have been torched on Tuesday, prompting a police investigation.

Emergency personnel were called in soon after 11.30am when a security guard, 63, found the bin in flames on the pavement outside the government offices on Harcourt Road in Admiralty. The fire was later extinguished.

A police spokesman said no casualties were reported and no evacuation was needed.

He added that there were suspicious circumstances involved as signs of a flammable solution were found at the scene.

Police are treating the case as arson. So far, no one has been arrested.


Category: Hong Kong

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