Date
23 June 2017
Police escort the suspect back to his home where three imitation firearms were found. Photo: tvb.com
Police escort the suspect back to his home where three imitation firearms were found. Photo: tvb.com

MTR ‘gunman’ held, imitation firearms found in home

Police arrested a 27-year-old man who allegedly carried a gun on the MTR, and found three imitation firearms in his home.

A tourist told police on Wednesday evening that a man was holding a gun-like object on an MTR train from Tsim Sha Tsui to Admiralty.

The “gunman” got off in Admiralty station, leaving his whereabouts a mystery.

The Central District Crime Squad reviewed a CCTV clip and homed in on a man acting suspiciously. He took another MTR train shortly afterward.

The man was caught on Soy Street in Mong Kok at 10 p.m on Thursday.

Police escorted him back to his home in Tsun Kit House in Hong Hum where they found the imitation firearms, Ming Pao Daily reports.

One of the imitation firearms is believed to have been the one he carried on the MTR.

Police said the suspect is a fast food worker but his background and motives are still under investigation.

“We are still investigating whether the suspect is a mentally incapacitated person,” police inspector Fong Hon-ho said. “Police have a comprehensive system to identify and take care of them.”

According to the Firearms and Ammunition Ordinance, anyone who possesses an imitation firearm that disturbs public peace is liable to a maximum imprisonment of seven years.

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