A senior civil servant was splashed with an “unidentified fluid” in a dramatic attack over an extramarital affair on Wednesday, according to a report by local Chinese-language newspaper The Sun.
Police confirmed to HKFP the attack occurred on Wednesday morning and that the suspect, a 51-year-old woman, has been arrested.
The victim is a 46-year-old senior executive officer surnamed Wong, police said. According to The Sun, the suspect is the wife of Wong’s colleague, with whom Wong was rumoured to be in a romantic relationship with.
The suspect got through security at the government offices on 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Admiralty by pretending to deliver a birthday present to Wong, the report said.
The woman, holding flowers and chocolates, was led by a staff member to Wong’s office after registering at the lobby. Security personnel did not check her belongings, The Sun said.
When she met the victim, she poured a bottle of brown liquid on her head. The suspect then calmly walked out of the office, took the elevator down to the lobby and left.
Police said the 51-year-old was arrested hours later on suspicion of common assault and criminal damage. She has since been released on bail.