A murder suspect on the run for 27 years has been arrested for a fatal attack on an 18-year-old man at a Hong Kong karaoke lounge in the 1990s. The victim and a 24-year-old friend were set upon with knives by four men in the shopping centre at Provident Centre residential estate on Wharf Road, North Point, in the early hours of June 26, 1993. The teenager, who worked for a salon, later died in hospital, while the friend was discharged following treatment. On Wednesday, police officers from the Eastern district’s anti-triad unit, acting on intelligence, located one of the runaway suspects in Kwun Tong. A 50-year-old man was charged on Thursday with one count of murder and the case is to be mentioned at Eastern Court on Friday. Police said four suspects had fled to mainland China following the knife attack. Two of them, also 18, returned on August 3 that year and were arrested. One of them was convicted of manslaughter at the High Court and sentenced to seven years in jail the following year. The other defendant was acquitted.