Date
21 October 2017
The suspect (inset right) is escorted by police after his arrest. He was identified from a video surveillance clip which shows a man attacking a 7-Eleven worker with a knfe. Photos: Google Maps, Apple Daily
The suspect (inset right) is escorted by police after his arrest. He was identified from a video surveillance clip which shows a man attacking a 7-Eleven worker with a knfe. Photos: Google Maps, Apple Daily

Vietnamese Canadian held in 7-Eleven stabbing

A Vietnamese-Canadian man has been arrested in the stabbing of a 7-Eleven storekeeper over unpaid potato chips.

The suspect, 32, was identified from a video surveillance clip after he was spotted acting suspiciously in a McDonald’s restaurant in Jordan, Apple Daily reports.

He was in the same clothes as the stabbing suspect in the video and had a wound in his right hand, investigators said.

Police had been looking for a man earlier described as South Asian.

He was suspected of attacking the store clerk with a knife after he tried to collect payment for unpaid potato chips.   

Investigators said they are confident they have the right man.

Cheng Lai-ki, assistant district commander of the Yau Tsim police region, said the suspect speaks average English.

He might have been wounded in a recent struggle because of fresh blood stains on his shirt, he said.

Meanwhile, the victim remains in critical condition in hospital and is being monitored after his heart briefly stopped.

Doctors said he will undergo surgery once his condition improves.

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