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Police open fire in Tai Po
     Police are investigating a Police open fire case in Tai Po yesterday night (February 2).

     At about 11.55pm, police officers located a suspicious private car near Heng Tai House, Fu Heng Estate. When officers attempted to intercept the private car, the car suddenly rushed forward and attempted to ram into a male police officer. The police officer gave verbal warnings to the male driver inside the car but in vain, and subsequently fired one shot at the car. The car then lost control, rammed into railings on roadside and overturned. The 20-year-old female passenger was trapped inside the compartment and rescued by police officer.

     Police seized some seven grams of suspected cocaine in the private car. After investigation, the 23-year-old male driver and a 20-year-old female passenger on the private car, as well as a 31-year-old man at scene, were arrested for trafficking in dangerous drugs. The 23-year-old male driver was also arrested for dangerous driving. All the arrestees are being detained for further enquiries.

     Sustaining minor shoulder injury in the traffic accident, the female passenger was sent to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital for medical treatment in conscious state.

     Investigation by the Regional Crime Unit of New Territories North is under way. Anyone who witnessed the case or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 3356.
Ends/Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Issued at HKT 7:11
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