Knife attack: three masked assailants slash man in HK McDonald’s

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM Print This Post

A man is fighting for his life after a knife attack at a Hong Kong McDonald’s on Thursday morning.

The 26-year-old was in the 24-hour outlet on the junction of Hing Wah Street and Un Chau Street in Cheung Sha Wan when the predawn attack took place at about 3am.

“The victim was slashed in the arms and legs,” a police spokesman said.

After the attack, three assailants wearing face masks ran from the restaurant and fled in a getaway car.

The victim was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital in Lai Chi Kok and is in critical condition.

Soon after 6am, a car believed to have been used by the attackers was found abandoned and on fire on Kwai Yue Street, Kwai Chung, 6km away from the crime scene.

Separately, four boys aged 13 to 16 were arrested on Thursday for allegedly punching and kicking two teenagers at a shopping centre in Tin Shui Wai. Police began investigating the case on Wednesday after a video clip of the incident was posted online.

Officers from the Yuen Long police district anti-triad squad arrested the suspects in Tin Shui Wai shortly after midnight on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The offence carries a maximum penalty of three year’s imprisonment.

An initial investigation showed the two male victims, aged 15 and 16, were attacked at about 10pm on January 11, according to police.

As of 10am on Thursday, the four suspects were being held for questioning and had not been charged.


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