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Suspect arrested in stabbing of Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho charged with attempted murder

South China Morning Post logo South China Morning Post 11/8/2019 Danny Mok
a man in a suit sitting at a table using a laptop: Lawmaker Junius Ho was injured in an attack while campaigning in Tuen Mun. Photo: May Tse © May Tse Lawmaker Junius Ho was injured in an attack while campaigning in Tuen Mun. Photo: May Tse
  • A 30-year-old is due to appear in Fanling Court on Friday afternoon

A man has been charged with attempted murder after lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu was stabbed during a campaign event in Tuen Mun on Wednesday morning.

Police arrested a 30-year-old suspect shortly after the incident on Wu Chui Road, which left Ho needing surgery.

Ho is running in the November 24 district council elections in the Lok Tsui constituency of Tuen Mun, against Democratic Party member Lo Chun-yu and Chiang Ching-man.

The case will be mentioned at Fanling Court on Friday afternoon.

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