Suspect tries to snatch gun

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 25 May, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 25 May, 2002, 12:00am

A suspected burglar tried to snatch a police revolver in an ambulance while being escorted by two officers from Tsing Yi police station to Yan Chai Hospital for a medical check-up. The 25-year-old suspect, who was handcuffed, put up a struggle and tried to snatch one of the officer's guns in Sha Tsui Road near the junction of Ham Tin Street, Tsuen Wan, at about 10.30am. Police said he was eventually subdued with the help of an ambulanceman. No one was injured. The suspect, who is a drug addict, had been arrested in connection with a burglary in Tsing Yi on Thursday.