Man arrested for threatening rail staff with a knife onboard the Airport Express

Asia-WorldExpo MTR

A 37-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

The American man reportedly threatened an Airport Express staff member at the airport after he was reprimanded for bringing a luggage trolley onto the train. A disagreement erupted leading to the passenger pulling out a six-inch knife that was reportedly strapped to his waist.

A police officer boarded the train at AsiaWorld-Expo, however failed to pacify the man. According to an eye-witness, he was told to put his knife down and relax.
When the train made its way back to the airport, a group of armed police officers boarded the train and arrested the man. Train services were not disrupted despite the incident.

According to the public order ordinance, Cap 245, an individual found with the possession of an offensive weapon in a public place is subject to a maximum for 3 years imprisonment.

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