HONG KONG: A Hong Kong police officer had delayed paramedics responding to reports of injured people at Prince Edward MTR station on Aug 31, the Fire Services Department said on Thursday (Sep 12). Deputy chief ambulance officer Tsang Man-ha gave a detailed account of the night to reporters at a press conference on Thursday. She said paramedics could not enter the station because it was on lockdown and they were forced to use another entrance. Once there, they were told by a police officer that there were no casualties inside the station. Police said at a separate press conference that there had been a communication problem and that the police officer who stop paramedics from going into the station might not have known about the situation inside. The paramedics were finally allowed in at around 12.30am – about 15 minutes after they were stopped by the police officer. INJURIES AT PRINCE EDWARD STATION Riot police had stormed trains at Prince Edward MTR station in Mong Kok, making several arrests and deploying pepper spray after protesters rushed into the station on the night of Aug 31. READ: Hong Kong MTR releases CCTV pictures to address rumours over Prince Edward station ‘death’ The incident has been in the… Read full this story
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