A 25-year-old man has been arrested for throwing paint at actor and model Carl Ng Ka-lung on a street in Hong Kong’s Central district Wednesday evening.
Ng, 39, was walking alone on Cochrane Street at around 6 pm when a man suddenly approached him and splashed his face with red paint, according to Apple Daily.
The incident is said to have taken place opposite Cheung Fai Building.
Ng gave chase to the assailant, a person surnamed Wan, and managed to seize him after running for about 100 meters.
Police were called and the man was handed over. Officers are now conducting an investigation after gathering evidence, which included a paper cup smattered with red paint, from the attack spot.
Ng, who had to get his eyes washed after the attack, told reporters later that he had no clue why he was targeted.
He said that he had no problems such as debt or work-related conflicts, and that the paint attack came as a total shock.
Carl Ng is of mixed ethnicity. His father is veteran Hong Kong actor Richard Ng Yiu-hon, while his mother is a British woman named Susan who worked as hairstylist for Bruce Lee in the 1970s.
After graduating from the University of Westminster, the younger Ng has been doing acting and modeling jobs.
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