Standoff after chopper attack
A 41/2-hour standoff in Yuet Wah Street, Kwun Tong, ended at about 5am yesterday when police persuaded a man to unlock his door. Police were called at 12.30am after the 50-year-old man, armed with a chopper and two knives, chased and attacked a neighbour, then returned home and locked himself inside with his girlfriend. Police arrested the man when he unlocked the door. The male neighbour, 23, was treated for minor injuries at United Christian Hospital.
Photo show captures daily life
An exhibition of photographs of daily life in Hong Kong opened at Yuen Long Theatre and runs until February 19. Twenty amateur photographers captured daily experiences in a project guided by veteran photographers at the Lumenvisum workshop. 'Dong Jia II' is the fifth show under the Artist in the Neighbourhood Scheme. The photos will also go on display at Kai Tin Shopping Centre, Lam Tin, from February 21 to March 8.
Restaurant closed over offences
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department ordered the roast meat restaurant Hung Kei, on Man Tan Street, Yuen Long, to close for two weeks for repeated violations of the food business regulation. Last year, the restaurant's operator was twice convicted of illegal use of open space and fined HK$3,000, and twice convicted of improper storage of food and fined HK$4,000.
Child tumbles down bus stairs
A 10-year-old girl fell down the stairs of a double-decker bus when the Citybus vehicle stopped at a red light, while she was descending, at the junction of Tung Lo Wan Road and Eastern Hospital Road in Causeway Bay at about 4.30pm. She was treated at Ruttonjee Hospital for back pain. Police said the driver passed a breathalyser test.
Woman, 80, hit by motorcycle
An 80-year-old woman was in serious condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being hit by a motorcycle owned by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department on Hiram's Highway, Sai Kung, at about 10am. The rider, a department employee, was unhurt and passed a breath test.