A hostage held by suicide cageman Tse Luen-lam relived his ordeal yesterday and said: 'I have no regrets about his death.' Neighbours caught up in the drama, during which drug addict Tse, 49, took three hostages before jumping to his death, described him as a thieving troublemaker. Sixty-year-old Chong Ying said: 'I was scared. I was tied up on a bed. 'It was only a trivial squabble. Who would have dreamed it would have such a bloody ending? He had caused many troubles. I have no regrets about his death.' The 10th-floor cage home in Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, was closed for police investigations yesterday. Tenants were not expected to be allowed to return until next week. Mr Chong, who was able to untie himself and was not injured, said: 'I would rather sleep on the streets.' Fellow cageman Lau Yiu-lung, 43, who moved to the cage home last month, said: 'I'm glad he is dead. No one liked him. He was a troublemaker and was always complaining. He stole our money several times.' Tuesday's tragedy started with a squabble between Tse and flatmate Chow Shue-moon, 42, whom Tse claimed had reported him to police. Tse jumped 10 floors to his death after threatening to blow up the cage home with an LPG canister. Tse also attacked Chow and another man and took Mr Chong, Au Kam-wah, 58, and Lee Chi-chung, 59, hostage. Fifteen cagemen lived in the 500-square-foot licensed cage home, which was inspected by Director of Home Affairs, Shelley Lau Lee Lai-kuen, last week. The lodgers, mostly living on public assistance, pay $750 a month to rent a 35-square-foot bed space. St James' Settlement worker Laurence Lam Kwok-wai said that the incident was the tip of the iceberg. 'Fighting and quarrels are common in cage homes,' he said. 'The long-term solution is to rehouse them in decent living places. The current policy is to dump single lodgers in rundown cage homes, treating them like rubbish.' Secretary for Home Affairs David Lan Hong-tsung, blamed the tragedy partly on the hot weather. He proposed that cagemen stay in air-conditioned government shelters. Mr Chow, 42, and the other man attacked by Tse, Luk Wai-hung, 55, were in stable condition in hospital last night, while Mr Lee was in satisfactory condition.