Date
28 June 2017
The Pakistani man (circle) is arrested by the police outside a kindergarten. The school sent notices (inset) to parents after the incident. Photos: Facebook/Andy Yu, http://www.heephong.org
The Pakistani man (circle) is arrested by the police outside a kindergarten. The school sent notices (inset) to parents after the incident. Photos: Facebook/Andy Yu, http://www.heephong.org

Knife-wielding Pakistani man arrested outside kindergarten

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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