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Crime in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police hunt elderly man who pulled knife on MTR train passenger

Row broke out between two commuters on board Lo Wu-bound train after one bumped into the other

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 May, 2018, 4:36pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 May, 2018, 5:54pm

Police were searching for an elderly man who pulled a knife in a dispute with another passenger on an MTR train in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

The two men were aboard a Lo Wu-bound train when the argument broke out before 1pm. Police said the row was triggered when one passenger bumped into the other.

The man drew the knife in the middle of the dispute. The other passenger, 62, feared for his safety and left the train at Fo Tan MTR station in Sha Tin, a police spokesman said.

The other man, thought to be about 70, stayed aboard the train, which left the station before police arrived.

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Officers searched the area and nearby MTR stations, but no one was arrested. Police said the suspect was wearing a red checked T-shirt.