Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon. Photo: Google Maps

Police arrested three Indian men in Kowloon’s Yau Ma Tei district on Saturday night after they allegedly attempted to assault a compatriot. At 2am, a 43-year-old Indian man said he could not sleep because of noise from the next apartment where three Indian men were drinking, the Oriental Daily reported.

The man went to the apartment and complained. The three men became angry and grabbed a piece of wood, an umbrella, a knife, a screwdriver and a spanner and tried to attack him.

The man ran back to his apartment, but the three followed him. They damaged the apartment door, broke a glass window and threw the screwdriver which hit the man. The three then returned to their apartment and continued drinking.

Police arrived with shields and batons, but the three men refused to open their door. When they finally opened their door, one of the men became emotional and resisted police but was soon subdued, news website HK01.com reported.

The three were asylum seekers and were arrested for alleged criminal damage. One man was also arrested and charged with common assault. The neighbor was sent to hospital with injuries with to his forehead.

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