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Hong Kong teenager arrested over knife attack on government security guards

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Hong Kong teenager arrested for allegedly attacking 2 security guards with knife at government headquarters

Suspect, 17, accused of attacking security personnel with fruit knife at guard post near Tim Mei Avenue footbridgeOne guard sustained arm injury, while the other suffered leg sprainsCrime in Hong KongClifford LoPublished: 1:33pm, 4 Oct, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Hong Kong police have arrested a teenage boy on suspicion of attacking two security guards with a knife at the city’s government headquarters.

The force said the alleged attack occurred at around 10.21am on Wednesday at a guard post near the Tim Mei Avenue footbridge connecting Tamar in Admiralty to Citic Tower.

A police spokesman said a preliminary investigation showed the 17-year-old boy allegedly attacked two male security guards with a fruit knife.

He said the suspect was eventually subdued by the two guards, who were security personnel at the government headquarters, before officers arrived.

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