Hong Kong knifemen attack motorist trapped in overturned vehicle after car chase in Sheung Shui

Clifford Lo

Three knife-wielding men attacked a driver who was trapped in his vehicle when it overturned during a car chase in northern Hong Kong on Monday, sparking a police manhunt.

The trio smashed the black Toyota’s windows to get to their target – a 35-year-old man – with blades, after the car was rammed and flipped over in Sheung Shui shortly before midnight on Monday, according to police.

The force said the incident occurred when the victim was driving along the Fanling-bound lane of Jockey Club Road near North District Sports Centre in Sheung Shui. The assailants, who were in another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction, rammed into the victim’s car.

They then jumped out of their vehicle to launch the attack.

Police arrive on the scene following the collision, which was recorded at 11.47pm Monday. Photo: NOW TV

Video footage posted online showed two of the attackers made a stabbing motion through the windows of the black car.

The attack lasted less than 30 seconds, before the three culprits fled in their own vehicle.

Friends of the victim later arrived in four cars, but they were unable to unlock the doors. They left before emergency personnel arrived.

The male victim, who was freed by firemen, suffered minor injuries and was bandaged at the scene, but he refused hospital treatment, police said.

Anti-triad officers from Tai Po police district are investigating if the case was a triad revenge plot. So far, no one has been arrested.

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