Bomb squad blows up package after attempted robbery
The bomb squad used a robot to detonate a suspicious package allegedly used by a mainlander in a robbery attempt in Mong Kok yesterday. Police said a 31-year-old man jumped into the back seat of a car when it stopped in Portland Street outside Langham Place and threatened the driver and his girlfriend with a pistol-like object. Police were called and arrived within two minutes. They caught the man in the car and arrested him. When they found a bag containing the suspicious object in the back, they cordoned off the area and called the bomb squad. The arrested man was being held last night for questioning and no charge had been laid.
Appeal for help to identify body
Police appealed for information to establish the identity of a body found floating off Lamma Island at about 1.10pm on January 7. The man, thought to be aged between 30 and 50, was about 1.55 metres tall. He was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, green jacket, grey vest and blue rubber overalls. Anyone with information can call police on 2986 0231 or 2986 0200.
Building worker falls to death
A 49-year-old worker fell to his death in an accident on a construction site in Hoi Ting Road, Mong Kok, at about 3.30pm. The Labour Department is investigating.
Faulty strollers recalled
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 1.5 million Graco Children's Products baby strollers made in China. One model, Spree Stroller 6303MYC, was sold by Toys 'R' Us in Hong Kong three years ago. Anyone who bought one can call Toys 'R' Us on 2991 6222 to obtain a repair kit.
Two tickets won the HK$12,523,770 first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 6, 7, 17, 24, 41 and 48. The extra number was 16. Two tickets each won second prize of HK$1,339,080. Third prize paid HK$45,780.