HONG KONG - September 6, 2009 Television footage showed two victims being carried on gurneys
to ambulances, their heads covered in bandages. Police spokesman Chau Yau-fai
said the attacker -- a 28-year-old
man arrested nearby -- targeted a couple strolling through the Mong
Kok district but also hurt seven others. Assistant District
Commander Angela Ng said the couple quarreled with the suspect
before the attack.
Sunday's assault was unrelated to the previous ones, which
started last December and injured some 100 people, Chau said. In
those attacks, acid apparently was tossed from neighboring
buildings. No one was arrested.
Mong Kok, which means "busy corner" in Chinese, is a densely
populated area in Kowloon across the harbor from Hong Kong island,
with narrow streets crammed with snack vendors and shops.