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HKSAR Government strongly condemns wounding incident outside Central Government Offices
     ​As regards an assault case involving the use of a knife outside the Central Government Offices (CGO) this morning (October 4), resulting in injuries to the security staff of the CGO, the Government strongly condemned the violent act and stressed that the Police would thoroughly investigate the case, strictly enforce the law and bring any offender to account.

     A Government spokesman said that Hong Kong is a society underpinned by the rule of law. No violent behaviour will be tolerated and all illegal acts will be followed up to this end. After the incident, the Administration Wing has instructed the security staff of the CGO to continue to stay vigilant, and the Police have stepped up patrols in the vicinity of the CGO to ensure the safety of staff and visitors of the CGO and members of the public.

     The Government extended its sympathy to the injured security staff and wished them a speedy recovery.
Ends/Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Issued at HKT 16:39
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