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.


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.