Incident Summary:

02/26/2014: Two assailants attacked Kevin Lau, a former newspaper editor, with a meat cleaver in Chai Wan neighborhood, Hong Kong city, Hong Kong special administrative region, China. Lau was wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




East Asia

region/u.s. state:

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Chai Wan neighborhood of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Ming Pao Newspaper
Specific Description Former Editor: Kevin Lau
Nationality of Target Hong Kong
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A meat cleaver was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Newspaper editor stabbed," The Freepress Journal, February 27, 2014.
"Newly-fired newspaper editor stabbed on Hong Kong street," Reporters Sans Frontières, February 26, 2014.
"Assailant stabs Hong Kong newspaper editor whose recent dismissal sparked press freedom fears," Squamish Chief, February 26, 2014.