A man has been arrested for allegedly throwing a safety cone at the door of the Court of Final Appeal and running off with the cone on Monday evening.

Police told HKFP they received a report from a security guard at 11:23pm on Monday. The court is located on 8 Jackson Road.

Another report they received said the suspect was waving a pair of scissors at Centre Street in western district. They picked up the cone at the scene and later found the man on Connaught Road West.

Court of Final Appeal. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

After an investigation, the police arrested a 35-year-old man surnamed Jiang on suspicion of criminal damage, theft and overstaying his visa.

Last month, a man named Yu Cho-lam took out a knife at a High Court hearing. He turned himself in and apologised for his actions at a press conference later that day. He was charged with criminal intimidation.

In May, a man allegedly stabbed his wife at the Family Court. The judiciary announced last week that visitors to the court building in Wan Chai will be required to pass through metal detectors and have their bags searched.

Additional measures will also be introduced at the High Court, the judiciary said.


Karen is a journalist and writer covering politics and legal affairs in Hong Kong for HKFP. She has also written features on human rights, public space, regional legal developments, social and grassroots activism, and arts & culture. She is a BA and LLB graduate from the University of Hong Kong.