A woman attacked a senior administrative officer at government headquarters Wednesday morning, then turned herself in to police that night, Apple Daily reported Thursday.
The woman arrived at government headquarters at 10 a.m. holding a bunch of flowers and a box of chocolates.
She said she wanted to deliver them to a female officer in the Home Affairs Bureau surnamed Wong.
After security guards registered the woman’s personal information, they informed the bureau it had a visitor.
A colleague of Wong’s came down to the reception area and took the woman up to the bureau’s offices.
However, when Wong met the visitor, she said she didn’t know the woman and asked her to leave.
The visitor then splashed food leftovers, including liquids, on Wong.
The woman reportedly believed her husband had an affair with Wong.
A bureau representative would not comment on an individual case.
Visitors to the Central Government Offices are allowed access to the building after registering their personal information with security.
The suspect in this case did not make an appointment in advance but was allowed to enter the building because she was accompanied by a staff member.
The incident came shortly after a garbage bin at the Legislative Council was set on fire last week and excrement was found under a desk in one of the Legco conference rooms a few days later.
Legislator Leung Kai-cheong, whose clothing was stained by the excrement, said he is confident in the security at the government headquarters.
He said it would cause much inconvenience to visitors if security checks were upgraded.
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