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 white powder
Metro Radio headquarters were closed.

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.

Metro Radio white powder

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

Metro Radio white powder

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.

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