Man evicts his mother, locks himself in their apartment in Ho Man Tin and threatens to commit suicide

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19th September 2019 – (Hong Kong) At around 6pm yesterday, a 28 year old man tried to evict his mother from their home before locking himself in their 17th-floor apartment in Oi Man Estate, Ho Man Tin. The man then held a knife against his own throat and threatened to kill himself by switching on the gas stove.

Police and firemen arrived at the scene to persuade the man to give up. However, he refused to open the door even if his mother tried to talk to him. After 4 hours later, police broke down the main door and managed to restrain the man. Paramedics tied him to a medical stretcher before sending him to hospital for further examination. According to sources, the man suffered from mental issues and it was suspected that he did not take his medicine yesterday.