Kwong Yuen Estate, Sha Tin, Hong Kong's New Territories. Photo: Google Maps, Wikimedia Commons, Exploringlife

A man and a woman who run a vegetable stall in a wet market in Hong Kong’s New Territories were arrested on Sunday after allegedly attacking competitors.

As reported by Oriental Daily, at around 7pm a domestic worker approached a stall, run by a 62-year-old man surnamed Tsang, at a wet market in Kwong Yuen Estate, in Sha Tin, to buy some peppers.

While the maid was choosing her vegetables, a 48-year-old woman surnamed Kong – the owner of a stall located opposite Tsang’s – spoken to her in her own dialect. The maid then turned to Kong’s stall to buy her vegetables instead.

Tsang was angry at Kong and quarreled with her and a 36-year-old man, surnamed Lee.

Kong and Lee responded angrily. It is reported that they grabbed and waved a knife and a rod, injuring Tsang’s right wrist in the ensuing tussle.

The police were called and arrested Kong and Lee for suspected assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of weapons. Tsang was sent to hospital for medical treatment.

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