Date
25 September 2017
A young man shows off his Spidey skills by clinging onto a moving light rail train in Tuen Mun district. Photos: Facebook, HKEJ
A young man shows off his Spidey skills by clinging onto a moving light rail train in Tuen Mun district. Photos: Facebook, HKEJ

‘Spider-Man’ tries a stunt at light rail station

A young man is said to have jumped on to the track and clung on to a light rail train from the outside when it was departing from a platform in Tuen Mun district, according to Ming Pao Daily.

In an apparent dare-devil act, the youth stood on an external bumper of the train and travelled for a few minutes while “hugging” the coach, in a scene reminiscent of Spider-Man movies, the report said.

The stunt is believed to have taken place at the light rail’s Goodview Garden Stop in Tuen Mun. It is not clear when the incident happened.

A picture being circulated on Facebook shows the youth standing on the train bumper without any protective gear. He is said to have jumped down to the ground a few minutes after the train took off, and bolted from the spot.

Chan Wan Sang, a Tuen Mun district councillor, was quoted as saying that such risky behavior was not the first case. He warned people against such stunts, saying that one could endanger oneself as well as the public.

Meanwhile, the case has been handed over to the police for investigation, he said.

According to MTR Corporation rules, anyone who trespasses into barred areas can face a fine of up to HK$5,000.

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