(HONG KONG) JUST IN: Police said on Tuesday they have foiled a “bloody attack” after arresting two men for possessing explosive substances & weapons allegedly intended for protest-related lone wolf attacks before the Lunar New Year #AceNewsDesk

#AceNewsReport – Jan.09: A 42-year-old computer programmer and a 62-year-old renovation worker were arrested on Monday in Fanling for possessing 23.5 kilogrammes of explosive raw materials such as firecrackers, fireworks and sulphur:

Detainees allegedly linked to anti-government protest violence of 2019: Police press conference on suspected explosive chemicals: Hong Kong police say ‘bloody attack’ foiled after two men arrested for possessing explosive materials

Photo: Hong Kong Police, via Facebook video screenshot.

HKFP by Candice Chau17:47, 9 February 2021

Police said they also found a large number of gas masks, 300 filters and protective gear as well as a bow and arrow, two suspected electroshock weapons and eight telescopic sticks: At other locations in Chai Wan, Sheung Wan and Shatin, police found more materials such as gas masks and helmets: The two men are in police custody as investigations continue:

At a press conference on Tuesday, Senior Superintendent Ho Chun-tung said some people were planning to provide the materials to “local radical violent individuals” for “bloody resistance” before the Lunar New Year which starts on Friday: Ho Chun-tung in a police press conference on Tuesday: Police also found leaflets with political slogans. Ho said the two arrested and other people being investigated were “to a certain degree” related to cases of violence during anti-government protests in 2019 and 2020: “ Our actions not only dissolved a radical violent group, but also stopped a possible bloody attack,” said Ho. “We are, at the same time, considerably worried that there will be lone-wolf attacks, even though at the moment we don’t have concrete evidence or intelligence.”

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