HK businessperson, bodyguard rammed by car as they flee afternoon knife assault in Hung Hom

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM Print This Post

A local businessperson and one of his bodyguards were rammed by a car as they tried to escape a knife attack in broad daylight in Hong Kong’s Hung Hom area on Wednesday, prompting a citywide police search for three assailants.

The assault, which also saw a second bodyguard sustain knife wounds, happened outside the China Life Centre on Hung Luen Road shortly before 3.15pm, according to police.

Initial investigation showed the 49-year-old businessperson, surnamed Tai, and the two bodyguards non-Chinese who hold Hong Kong identity cards were attacked by a pair of knife-wielding men.

“One of the bodyguards, 33, put up a struggle with the two attackers, but was injured in the right hand,” a police source said.

“The man and the other bodyguard tried to escape, but were hit by a car driven by the third assailant.”

The businessperson was injured in both legs after being hit by the car while the bodyguard, 49, suffered injuries to his left arm, police said.

The three male attackers fled in their car before officers arrived. Police scouted the area, but no arrests were made.

According to police, the two knife-wielding men, who wore masks and caps, are thought to be aged between 20 and 30.

The three victims were taken conscious to Queen Elisabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei for treatment.

Detectives from the Kowloon City district crime squad have been tasked to track down the culprits and investigate the motive behind the attack.


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