Date
26 July 2017
Ho is escorted by officers while her son (right photo) is wheeled out of their apartment building after the attack. Photos: Headline Daily, Apple Daily
Ho is escorted by officers while her son (right photo) is wheeled out of their apartment building after the attack. Photos: Headline Daily, Apple Daily

Elderly woman arrested after bizarre attack on her sleeping son

A 79-year-old woman believed to be suffering from mood disorder attacked her son with a kitchen knife as he slept.

The woman, surnamed Ho, was arrested and later taken to hospital after complaining of being unwell.

Her 50-year-old son, surnamed Kong, sustained cuts to his right knee.

Ho lives with Kong, his wife and their 12-year-old daughter in a sixth-floor flat at 310 Hennessy Road in Wan Chai.

Neighbors said the family has a harmonious relationship, often going out for meals together, although Ho has had bouts of mood disorder in the past 10 years, according to Apple Daily.

Ho had stopped taking medication for her disorder when the attack to place.

It happened at about 7 a.m. on Monday when Ho entered her son’s bedroom and began stabbing him.

Kong’s daughter called the police and an ambulance.

Ho was calm when police in protective gear arrived.   

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