Man arrested at Hong Kong Airport for armed robbery

Terminal 2 Hong Kong Airport

Armed police were called into action at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday after a man stole ¥59,000 from a money exchange outlet.

The incident happened at around 8pm at Terminal 2. The man, who was wielding a knife, threatened counter staff before grabbing the cash and fleeing the building.

Staff triggered the security alarm as the man ran towards the taxi rank outside the Regal Airport Hotel, where he was surrounded by armed police. In videos shared online, the man was seen lying on the ground before being handcuffed and arrested.

All of the money stolen was recovered.

Image: openbuildings.com

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