Police arrested a man with suspected triad links after he allegedly splashed paint on a reclamation work site in Yau Ma Tei and demanded money from the project managers, Ming Pao Daily reported on Wednesday.
Chow Nim-chi, nicknamed Bald Chow, will be charged with criminal damage and blackmail, police said.
Chow, 49, was also identified as having figured in several incidents during the Occupy protests last year. He was allegedly among those who clashed with the protesters in Mong Kok, demolished their barricades and accused them of being Chinese traitors.
On June 4 and 12, police received reports from staff of an engineering company which was commissioned to carry out a renovation project at 260-264 Reclamation Street in Yau Ma Tei.
The complainants said the suspect splashed their work site with paint and asked them to cough up HK$20,000.
Police identified the suspect as Chow and arrested him at his home on Nanking Street in Jordan on Tuesday afternoon.
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