Employees at Metro Radio in Hung Hom were evacuated on Wednesday after a package containing white powder was received in the post.

The police told HKFP that staff members at the Whampoa Garden headquarters alerted them at 12:16pm.

Metro Radio headquarters were closed. Photo: Apple Daily.

According to Apple Daily, several packets of white powder were contained within a manila envelope addressed to Li Ka-Shing, the city’s richest man. It cited a source as saying that police believed the substance to be powdered cooking starch upon preliminary examination.

Photo: Apple Daily.

The bomb squad were initially on the scene, though the Kowloon City district crime squad will now work to determine the sender’s motive.

Photo: Apple Daily.

Founded in 1991, Metro Broadcast Corporation in of Hong Kong’s three radio broadcasting companies. It is owned by Li’s Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited and Hutchison Whampoa Limited.

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Tom is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications & New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Quartz, Global Post and others.