Date
20 September 2019
A man, apparently drunk and in his 30s, is seen placing his body between the doors and kicking them to prevent them from closing. Photo: Internet
A man, apparently drunk and in his 30s, is seen placing his body between the doors and kicking them to prevent them from closing. Photo: Internet

Drunk man caught on video stopping train doors from closing

A man, apparently drunk, was videotaped last week stopping the doors of an MTR train from closing, an incident that resulted in temporary service disruption.

A 1.5-minute video clip being shared on social media showed a man standing between the doors of a train as it stopped at Lok Fu Station, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

When the train doors were about to close, the man, who seemed to be in his 30s, was seen placing his body between the doors and kicking them to prevent them from closing.

When an MTR staff member came and asked him to leave, he not only refused but also hurled foul language in Cantonese at the employee.

Police said it received a report from MTR staff at Mong Kok Station at 10:16 p.m. on Friday.

The case was listed as a dispute as no criminal acts were involved.  No one was arrested, police said.

Under the Mass Transit Railway By-laws, no person shall “interfere with any doors or gates within the railway premises including any train doors and platform screen doors”.

Violators may be penalized with a fine of up to HK$2,000.

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