A woman was arrested on Monday in connection with a knife fight in Mong Kok.

The incident occurred at around 9pm Monday in the lobby of 11 Nelson Street, according to RTHK. The 41-year-old suspect, surnamed Ming, reportedly got into an altercation with another 41-year-old woman surnamed Wong over romantic issues.

According to Ming Pao, the two women were colleagues. The newspaper said that Ming was having relationship problems with her husband, and suspected Wong – who was in touch with him for work reasons – of having an affair with him.

The suspect leaving the hospital.

Ming Pao cited sources as saying that the two women got into a heated argument when they saw each other in the building lobby, and soon afterwards, the encounter turned into a physical altercation.

The sources said that they were punching and kicking, as well as pulling each other’s hair. One of the witnesses quoted Ming as shouting “why did you seduce my husband,” and said that she suddenly took out a fruit knife and attacked Wong with it.

The building’s security guard, a 59-year-old surnamed Zhou, called the police, according to the newspaper.

The police found a 20 centimetre-long fruit knife at the scene.

Wong at the hospital.

Wong suffered injuries to her hands, abdomen and waist, and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. She was conscious when taken away.

Police arrested the suspect on the scene. She was taken to nearby Kwong Wah Hospital for treatment after suffering injuries to her head and fingers. Following treatment, she was taken to the police station for investigation.

According to Ming Pao, the police are treating the incident as a wounding case, and the case has been handed to a Mong Kok criminal investigation team.

Catherine Lai

Catherine is a Canadian journalist and photographer who lived in Beijing for almost two years, working in TV and online media. Aside from Hong Kong and mainland affairs, she is also interested in urban spaces, art and feminism. She holds a BA in Literature and Art History from the University of British Columbia.