A KMB bus terminal in Kowloon. Photo: iStock

A sewing needle was found in a Hong Kong bus seat on Tuesday, the sixth such case in a week. At 8:15am, a passenger found a needle stuck in a seat on the lower deck of a Route 46 Kowloon Motor Bus vehicle at the Lai Yiu bus terminal in Kwai Chung, New Territories, Apple Daily reported.

The passenger informed the bus driver, who reported the case to police. No one was hurt.

Meanwhile, seats on KMB Routes 48X, 238M and 98D were damaged, Wen Wei Po reported.

A bus driver on Route 48X, which runs between Shatin and Tsuen Wan, found that one of the seats on the double-decker had been slashed twice.

A passenger found seven cuts on a seat on the upper deck of a 238M bus on Tuesday morning in Tsuen Wan, while a bus driver found nine cuts on a seat on the upper deck of a 98D bus that afternoon.

Police classified the cases as criminal damage, but no arrests were immediately made.

Six needles have been found stuck in bus seats in the past week. Two passengers have been hurt.

As well, there were six reports in three days of seats being slashed.

Read: Two people hurt by needles inserted in HK bus seats

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