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Man from Hunan had loaded gun with suspcious motive was arrested in Yau Ma Tei
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Man from Hunan (left) was taken onto a police car
Two blue-beret officers found an Illegal immigrant with a loaded gun and a sharp knife from Hunan appeared to be sneaky and suspicious in Yau Ma Tei on Hamilton Street yesterday that they wanted to stop the man and search him, but the man immediately ran once approached. Though, the man evaded the police, the police eventually captured him. Police seized a colt pistol with two loaded rounds of ammunition which luckily had yet to be used to shoot anyone.
The arrested man was about more than 30 years old, came from Hunan, but was able to speak Cantonese. He swam to Hong Kong illegally from Shekou 3 days ago, but he refused to disclose the purpose of coming to Hong Kong and police are investigating him now. Arms experts believed the colt pistol was modified and home-made, and two rounds of ammunition had been loaded in the pistol. Police also discovered two sharp weapons which were a glasscutter and sling blade from the suspect's jacket.
According to reports, the pistol and two knives were relatively small; pistol's was only about the size of one's palm, and knives was even smaller than one's palm which were easy to hide, and hard to discover even if the weapons were gripped in hands. Due to the gun was already loaded, which one could readily fire the gun, the police believed the suspect had plans and was ready to take action, however his purpose was still a mystery and police is investigating. In addition, the suspect's bagpack contained pesticide, biscuits, masks, maps, towels and other objects, but suspect had no identification document.
Around 9:30am yesterday morning, two blue-beret officers were conducting anti-crime patrol on Hamilton Street and in the vicinity in Yau Ma Tei. When the two officers were patrolling, they found a man in a jacket with a backpack looking tense and accelerating pace walking in a hurry when he suddenly saw the police. Because he appeared suspicious, police officers immediately ran after him, and police managed to catch up with the man eventually in an alley of Hamilton Street to stop the man. Police uncovered two knives and a pistol from the man's backpack and jacket therefore they immediately notified their supervisor. Police High Command were especially concern after receiving news sending an additional brigade personnel to cordon off the area. The suspect claimed to have swam to Hong Kong from Shekou on the 1st this month, but he refused to disclose purpose of visit to Hong Kong, thus police took him to the police station to carefully cross-examine him. In addition, the arms experts arrived to inspect the firearms and believed the pistol to be a home-made converted colt pistol. The pistol had been loaded with two rounds of ammunition, but arms experts had further check the performance and reduced its destructive power. Police believed the suspect was not able to draw the gun in time, otherwise the police's lives would have been in peril.
100 Police smashes arsenal with a list of wanted triad members
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Police found a large number of weapons from arsenal.
Gang's 'big brother' was arrested (third from right).
An active gang in Tseung Kwan O expanding recruitment of new forces leads police to launch an operation to prevent chaos. Basing on received intelligence, yesterday morning, police raided the district arresting nine people, including a big brother of the gang. Police also uncovered arsenals in abandoned truck finding a large number of sharp knives.
The gang has been in existence for many years in Tseung Kwan O. Currently, their headquarter is near the vicinity of Hang Hau. The gang mainly survives by collecting protection fees, and selling drugs mainly to students. Because Kowloon East Regional Anti-triad Unit receives intelligence that the gang continues to recruit new blood, police starts in-depth investigations. Yesterday at four o'clock afternoon, about 100 police from Anti-Traid Unit, Intelligence Unit and the Police Tactical Unit launch an operation code-named "Eye of Heaven", holding a list of wanted gangsters searching everywhere in Hang Hau to arrest nine men (15 to 41 years old), including a 'big brother'. In addition, the police discovers arsenals in an abandoned van in the village car park. They also uncover a total of 17 weapons, including water pipes, machetes with handles wrapped in cloth, diving knives, in the hillside and village's office. Police believes hidden weapons are used to prevent ambush from a gang nearby. In the operation, small amount of drugs, cigarettes, and a computer that could contain evidence of the gang's crime, are uncovered as well.
'Big Brother' arrested has last name Wong (41 years old), not a local resident of Hang Hau, and has been recruiting new blood in mass recently. He and other arrested persons are Triad members, being detained for charges of wounding and possession of offensive weapons. Hoping to uproot the entire organization, Police says the action against the gangs will continue.
Bus driver had sudden onset of heart disease, bus crashed, 12 injured
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Bus front was seriously damaged after crashing into a construction vehicle
Yesterday morning, a bus driver with heart disease, who had heart pain wanted to take emergency heart medicine but immediately felt dizzy, driving a bus which was traveling on the Airport Express lane on West Kowloon Expressway, suddenly lost control crashing into a construction vehicle which was repairing in the slow lane, resulting in a total of 12 men and women injured, of which eight were visitors to Hong Kong.
Bus driver was Chu X Kwan (49 years old), who was in critical condition after he was sent to hospital for emergency treatment. In the accident, construction vehicle driver Chan × Choi (41 years old) also sustained minor injuries. And The remaining victims, nine women and a man were bus passengers, of which two men and women were Hong Kong citizens while other 8 women were visitors to Hong Kong, including people from Canada traveling to Macau via Hong Kong to visit relatives, tourists from Taiwan to Hong Kong, and their age ranging from 37 to 62-years-old. Fortunately all of them sustained minor injuries, only a victim by last name Chu (59 years old) needed to stay in hospital, but his condition was stable.
Citybus was driving A11 line on route from the airport to North Point Ferry Pier, at the time the bus was carrying 10 passengers. The bus was driving on a slow lane West Kowloon Highway to the direction of the WHC and Olympian City in Tai Kok Tsui. There was a road construction on Highway, and a 'arrow car' with a "slingshot" security device installed in the rear to avoid crashing parked on Highway, in addition to the 'ice cream cones' that were put in positions near the rear of the vehicle by the construction workers as a warning. Yesterday at 10:33am, bus driver Chu driving the bus from the airport to aforementioned Highway, suddenly suffered a heart attack. He immediately took out emergency heart disease medicine, but before he could take the medicine he fainted. The bus then lost control crashing into the rear of the construction vehicle 'arrow car', pushing the vehicle 'arrow car' forward for nearly 20 meters before coming to a halt. The lower front of the bus was seriously damaged, and the bus driver was injured and trapped. Because accident happened unexpectedly, passengers were thrown out of seats due to the impact, to which some crashed into the back of the seats in front of them sustaining injuries, some passengers' glasses were broken and their faces were cut by broken glass. It was a mess in the bus.
The collision alerted construction workers, and they rushed to check the passengers and driver, but they dared not to move them in fear of creating more injury, therefore they were anxious standing on the Highway waiting for help. Firefighters and police officers rushed to the scene with ambulance staffs moments later, and people sustaining minor injuries were evacuated to be sent to hospital first, and the trapped bus driver was rescued afterward. Construction workers said the knocked down construction vehicle was "very heavy in tonnage", but one could see how fierece the impact was when the construction vehicle could be pushed forward for nearly 20 meters. Fortunately, the vehicle's rear installed anti-collision device or else the accident would be far more serious when the bus crashed into the vehicle.
Citybus spokesman said the bus driver involved in the accident had worked as a driver for twelve years. He had always driven the route to and from the Airport. Citybus expressed great concern over the incident, but would not comment on the driver's health condition, and stressed that all bus drivers had to pass a physical examination before entry, more importantly, employees over the age of 50 were required to receive annual medical examination. If drivers were to apply for sick leave, the company would examine their illness progress, such that if their circumstances were abnormal, driving would be suspended. Bus drivers were also subjected to approval before resuming work because passengers safety had a priority.
Couple chopped each other, woman dead, man seriously injured
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A murder occurred in Yau Oi Estate, Oi Fai building in Tuen Mun
A shocking murder took place in Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun. A pair of 18-years-old couple who lived together had an argument after their family left home, during the argument, one took out a knife waving it in front of another, and another immediately took out a knife brandishing it to oppose. In the end, the female was chopped to death on a bed, and the male suffered serious injuries. Police classified case as Wounding temporarily, but did not rule out the possibility of a homicide and wounding.
Murder happened in a flat in Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun. Police had cordoned off the area as a result of the investigation, and had not revealed the case, therefore rumor circulated that murder happened as a result of break up. Police believed that yesterday afternoon while the family was out, someone, wishing to remain in the relationship, requested to be together, but the two sides ended up in an argument. And due to not having a third party in the home, the two argued more strongly, at which someone rushed into the kitchen to take out a knife chopping after the other, and the other party also took out a knife resulting in a lose-lose situation in which the woman fell to the bed with stab wounds, and the man collapsed on the floor with stab wounds on head and hands. To 7:35pm, the head of household returned home and saw blood on the floor once she pushed open the door. Head of household was alarmed to see the male injured lying unconscious on the ground and the woman found lying in bed dying, thus the head of the household immediately called the police. Ambulance staff rushed to scene and confirmed the woman to be dead, and the man was still breathing faintly, therefore the man was sent to hospital after first aid. Since the incident involving a life, the police cordoned off the area overnight to investigate the causes of the incident.
Diving coach equipped with full gear mysteriously drowned when catching fish at night
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Police searching for the missing diving coach at the seaside
Relatives and friends arrived at hospital, all emotional in tears.
Diving coach had no pulse and no longer breathing when sent to hospital
Experienced diving coach ignoring taboo of "diving in single number" coordinated a night-diving-event to catch fish with 2 friends the night before at Tseung Kwan O, but somehow he mysteriously disappeared. Fire Services divers searched in the dark for several hours, and they eventually salvaged the diving coach following the refractive light from coach's reflective mirror which was floating in the sea. But unfortunately, the coach died in a hospital later. The victim was equipped with complete set of diving gear when he was rescued, so firefighters did not rule out the victim had encountered an accident or a physical problem at the bottom of the sea, therefore an autopsy was pending to determine the cause of his death.
Drowning man was Cheung Chiu-Man (44 years old), married and lived in Sham Shui Po. A few years ago, he obtained a license to practice diving, and was a member of the Hong Kong Underwater Association. 10 pm the night before, Cheung and two like-minded friends went to a beach in the vicinity of Chun Wang Street Pier to scuba diving at night. They wore a diving suit, oxygen tank, diving mask, carrying a flashlight diving into the water respectively. The three had come ashore to rest in the diving period before diving in the water again, and had also scheduled an appointed time to come out from water. Up to midnight, two friends came out of water in accordance to agreed upon time, but they had yet to see Cheung. They couldn't find Cheung anywhere and feared that something bad had happened to him that they called the police. Firefighters ship in conjunction with water police came to the scene. Due to darkness, search and rescue personnel did not find anything at first. About an hour later, Fire Services divers found an object refracting light in offshore waters 50 meters away. After a careful observation, float objects were a diving mask and a flashlight with light on. Thus, fire services divers locked the scope of search, and soon enought they found Cheung floating in the water therefore they quickly rescued him. Cheung suffered no apparent injuries, but Cheung had already fallen unconscious and had no breathing pulse. Ambulance staff, seeing no improvement after first aid, sent him to hospital but Cheung was confirmed dead.
According to Fire services, Cheung was fully equipped with diving apparatus when he was rescued, and only the diving mask was missing. The oxygen tank still had oxygen in it. Temoprarily, it was unknown whether he had an accident at the bottom of the sea, but fire services did not rule out abrupt physical illness.
The deceased's brother and sister claimed deceased's body with a heavy heart in the morgue at Nine o'clock yesterday morning. Cheung had 6 brothers and sisters. Cheung dropped out of school after Form 3 to become an apprentice repairing vehicles. Now, he had started a business with friends to repair cars. He had created a family for himself and after his father's death, from time to time he gave money to his parents as the eldest son, in addition to sharing fish he caught with mom, to which he was a very filial son. Cheung had also bought life insurance to protect his families as well. He had no particular medical history, and he usually went diving to catch fish in Sai Kung and Clear Water Bay. Family were puzzled by Cheung meeting an unfortunate mishap for changing diving location this time.