A man has died after stabbing a police officer outside Sogo mall in Causeway Bay and then stabbing himself.

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The men were seen lying in pools of blood after the incident, which took place at around 10pm in the busy shopping district according to police.

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According to Oriental Daily citing a source, the suspect stabbed himself in the chest after injuring the officer’s left shoulder blade.

Police said on Facebook that the officer suffered a serious injury: “The police strongly condemn such violent acts which seriously endanger the lives of others.”

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Police told HKFP that the suspect was unconscious when he was taken to hospital, whilst the police officer was conscious.

A Ruttonjee Hospital spokesperson confirmed with HKFP that the male suspect was pronounced dead at 11:20pm.

Officers cordoned off the scene to carry out an investigation whilst the new police chief Raymond Siu arrived.

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It came as police thwarted protests during the July 1 Handover anniversary, and exactly a year after an officer was stabbed during demonstrations in 2020.

Additional reporting: Kelly Ho and Selina Cheng.

If you are experiencing negative feelings, please call: The Samaritans 2896 0000 (24-hour, multilingual), Suicide Prevention Centre 2382 0000 or the Social Welfare Department 2343 2255. The Hong Kong Society of Counselling and Psychology provides a WhatsApp hotline in English and Chinese: 6218 1084. See also: HKFP’s comprehensive guide to mental health services in Hong Kong.

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.