Three youths were arrested in the aftermath of a brawl in Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong’s Central business district early on Sunday in which a police sergeant was allegedly assaulted.
At 4am three drunk males aged 17, 18 and 19, of Nepalese ethnicity but holders of Hong Kong identity cards, got in a fight with two foreigners in a bar, Oriental Daily reported.
The five people continued their fight on the street but the two foreigners had fled before police arrived.
Police officers then found the three Nepalis near a convenience store in D’Aguilar Street and attempted to question them but were ignored. A dispute soon flared up and the three men allegedly punched a police sergeant.
The 18-year-old youth even provoked a police dog before it rushed at him and bit his right wrist.
About 50 officers with batons and shields later arrived and subdued the trio. The injured sergeant, together with the three men, were sent to hospital.
The 18-year-old who was bitten by the police dog was seen sticking out his tongue at reporters while being taken to an ambulance.
A criminal investigation team of the Central Police District was following up the case. Officers had not been able to contact the two foreigners who had fought with the trio.