Man arrested after 'forcing elderly man to drink can of coke at knifepoint'

Man arrested after 'forcing elderly man to drink can of coke at knifepoint'

The man allegedly forced his victim to drink coke (Stock image)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A man has been arrested in Hong Kong after allegedly forcing an elderly victim to drink a can of coke at knifepoint.

It is thought that the alleged attacker is a member of the Sun Yee On triad, an organised crime syndicate, and also works as a bouncer at a venue run by a gang leader.

The 44-year-old was arrested at a guesthouse in Mong Kok for possessing a weapon, Channel News Asia reported.

The victim of the attack, which took place on Friday (October 6), is still being searched by police.

Police were first informed of the incident as a member of the public saw the attack as it took place.

However, before officers arrived at the scene, it is claimed the man dropped the weapon and ran away holding the can of coke. The victim had also left the area when police arrived.

The man is currently being questioned over the incident and has not yet been charged.

It is thought the alleged attacker may have been using drugs prior to the incident and he was carrying the knife to protect himself as he was in debt to someone.