Police are looking for about nine to 10 men of apparently South Asian ethnicity who were involved in a knife attack on three men, said to be Indians, triggering panic at the MTR Jordan station during the evening rush hour on Monday.
The three victims were standing on the station platform, awaiting the next subway train, at around 6:30 p.m. when the gang approached and started assaulting them with knives, Apple Daily reported.
The attack triggered chaos at the station packed with commuters returning from offices, with many screaming and scrambling for safety.
Witnesses said the assault lasted less than 30 seconds, after which the attackers ran up an escalator and fled. No one was arrested on the spot.
The three victims were lying in a pool of blood when the police and paramedics came.
They were given emergency medical treatment with the help of legislator Kwok Ka-Ki and an off-duty hospital nurse, who happened to be at the station, before they were sent to hospital.
The victims reportedly told police officers that they knew who the attackers were.
An MTR spokesman said the incident did not affect its train service.
Police investigators were reviewing CCTV footages at the station with the assistance of the victims’ friends and kin.
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