16 year old youth jumps over turnstile at Wong Tai Sin MTR Station before being manhandled, 30 riot police arrive at scene

11th September 2019 – (Hong Kong) A 16 year old youth jumped over a turnstile at Wong Tai Sin MTR Station at around 7pm today and a man who saw the incident immediately pursued the youth. The youth was then manhandled to the ground while around 200 civilians surrounded them. 30 riot police arrived at the scene to maintain order. A woman suddenly approached the man and asked him about his identity. She was so overwhelmed that she passed out before ambulance sent her to hospital.

The man and the youth were both brought into the station master’s control room. The youth explained that he did tap his Octopus card on the reader but the turnstile malfunctioned when he was about to enter. The youth then kicked open the gate before the man saw and stopped him.