Police have arrested a Pakistani man after he was found pacing up and down with a knife in his hand near a kindergarten in Tai Kok Tsui .
The 46-year-old man, who was charged with loitering under the Crimes Ordinance, is scheduled to appear in a West Kowloon magistrate’s court on Friday, Apple Daily reports.
A school bus driver reported the man to management after he saw him wandering in an underground passage in the back of the school with a four-inch-long knife at about 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
The man threw the knife into a parking lot but came back for it and left.
Police officers who arrived at the scene looked for the suspect. He was caught at 5 p.m. at a rubbish collection point across from the school. No knife was found on him.
The man told police that he is a torture claimant without a permanent address and that the knife, which he had thrown away, was for cutting fruit.
Yau Tsim Mong district councilor Yu Tak-po said the school issued a notice to parents soon after the incident, urging them to keep their children from playing in a park alone or at any public place that is out of sight.
Meanwhile, a 39-year-old mother reported to Tsuen Wan police that a woman approached her son when the three-year-old boy and her maid were waiting for the school bus to a kindergarten in Tai Kok Tsui, according to Sing Tao Daily.
The stranger tried to put a necklace around his son’s neck and was told to leave by the maid, according to the mother.
The police are investigating.
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