A 53-year-old man died in hospital in the early hours of Wednesday, less than 12 hours after being stabbed multiple times in an attack in a Hong Kong public housing block. His 56-year-old neighbour was arrested in connection with the attack, which police believe was linked to a row over money. The two men, who have known each other for more than 20 years, both lived on the 15th floor of Wah Yuen House at Chuk Yuen South Estate in Wong Tai Sin. The initial attack happened at 1.43pm on Tuesday. Chief Inspector Mok Tsz-wai said police believe that during a heated argument the suspect used a fruit knife to stab the victim. “After the attack, the injured victim ran out of the flat and shouted for help. The suspect followed and continued to attack him,” he said. Two suspected drug traffickers arrested and HK$5.8 million haul seized Neighbours called the police and when officers arrived, the injured man was found lying unconscious in the public corridor. The suspect was arrested outside his flat. The victim, who suffered more than 10 knife wounds, died in hospital shortly after midnight. Police then rearrested the suspect on suspicion of murder. Inside the suspect’s flat, officers seized six air guns which were taken for examination to see whether their muzzle capacity was over the legal limit. In Hong Kong, an air gun with a muzzle capacity of more than two joules is classified as a firearm. Possession of a firearm without a licence carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in jail.