A man in Tseung Kwan O who was wearing camouflage clothing was spotted by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) at about 10:00 this morning (6th) at the opposite side of Beverly Garden, No. 1 Tong Ming Street. He took off his mask.
When the officer was ticketing him, the man suddenly punched the opponent in the jaw and then ran away.
The food ring staff chased after him and successfully caught the man. The two sides entangled, and the man fell and was injured in the chaos.
Passers-by saw the food ring personnel being pushed and bumped, thought there was a robbery, immediately asked the police for help, and rushed forward to subdue the man.
The 66-year-old man surnamed Liao who removed the mask was arrested on suspicion of assaulting others and causing bodily harm; the female staff member who was attacked by the food ring suffered head and jaw injuries and was sent to Tseung Kwan O Hospital for treatment when she was conscious.
The case was handed over to the Fifth Team of the Criminal Investigation Team of the Tseung Kwan O Police District for further follow-up.
The FEHD responded to the inquiry of "Hong Kong 01" and stated that at about 10:30 this morning, a foreman of the department was carrying out law enforcement near Beverly Garden in Tseung Kwan O.
The case is now being investigated by the police.
The spokesperson of the FEHD solemnly stated that it is absolutely unacceptable for frontline officers to be humiliated, intimidated or subjected to violence during law enforcement.
The Department will continue to act in accordance with the law and severely crack down on illegal acts.
The spokesman emphasized that assaulting law enforcement officers is a serious illegal act and bears legal responsibility. Members of the public should respect and fully cooperate with public officials in the performance of their duties.