A man with a pickaxe was seen in a Mong Kok shop on Sunday. Police intervened and convinced him to leave and complete medical checkup.

At around 1pm, the 49-year-old entered a Broadway electronics store at the Bank Centre mall in Mong Kok. The man was walking in circles and talking to himself, Ming Pao reported.

The man with pickaxe was seen in an eletrics store in Mong Kok. Photo: Facebook/Alfred Tse

The police arrived after a member of staff reported the incident and evacuated customers. They talked to the man as an officer stood on guard holding an extendable baton.

The man finally agreed to leave with no injuries reported.

The man was later hospitalised. Photo: Facebook/Pierre Chan, Wan Yiu

The incident was listed as a “suspected mentally ill person found”. The police are contacting the man’s family to investigate.

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Kris Cheng

Kris Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist with an interest in local politics. His work has been featured in Washington Post, Public Radio International, Hong Kong Economic Times and others. He has a BSSc in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Kris is HKFP's Editorial Director.