Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho attacked by knife-wielding man
Junius Ho, a member of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, was attacked on Wednesday at 8:44am local time in Tuen Mun.
Ho was injured on the left side of his chest by a knife-wielding man and the attacker was also injured, police said, adding that the attacker was arrested.
Ho is conscious and was taken to hospital after he and his two assistants were injured in the attack.
The attacker was dressed in blue and approached Ho while holding a bouquet, according to witnesses. Police said the attacker pretended to be a supporter of Ho before taking a knife from his bag.
An investigation is underway.
Ho later responded on social media following the incident. He said in the statement that he will keep fighting against violence and bring peace back in Hong Kong.
Ho is running for district councilor of Lok Chui in Tuen Mun.
Lo Chun-yu and Chiang Ching-man are also contesting for the seat, ahead of an election to be held on November 24.