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Crime in Hong Kong

Woman stabbed to death on Hong Kong bus after dispute

Man who allegedly knifed her fell through upper deck window

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 16 September, 2017, 9:33pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 20 September, 2017, 1:45pm

Police are investigating after a woman was stabbed to death reportedly by a man who fell onto a pavement after breaking a window on the upper deck of a Hong Kong bus.

The man and woman got into a fight on at about 4pm on Citybus route number 118 outside Fu Shing Court in Chai Wan. The dispute escalated with the man allegedly knifing the woman.

Photos posted on social media showed a broken window with blood stains, where the man was thought to have gone through. They also showed the man lying down on the concrete sidewalk outside the bus.

Both the man and woman were sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan, where the woman was certified dead.

A police spokeswoman said the case had been classified as a murder.

Assistant Eastern District commander Lam Yiu added the man and the woman were believed to be a couple and that a motive for the attack had not yet been determined.

Lam said it was not yet clear how many times the woman was stabbed, but that wounds were seen on her arm, neck, chest and back.

Officers believed the man meant to leap out from the upper deck.

“We believe he smashed the glass window with an emergency hammer on the bus and jumped out from his seat,” Lam said.

In July, a woman had been ordered to perform 100 hours of community service for shoving a 64-year-old woman out of her seat and onto the floor so she could get off the bus.

Additional reporting by Elizabeth Cheung