Man subdued over attempts to flee quarantine


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    Police say a 36-year-old man was subdued after he allegedly attempted to leave the Penny's Bay quarantine facility. File photo: RTHK
    Police say a 36-year-old man was subdued after he allegedly attempted to leave the Penny’s Bay quarantine facility. File photo: RTHK

Police said on Saturday that a man had allegedly tried to run away from a quarantine camp at Penny’s Bay but was eventually subdued by officers.

A spokesman from the force said officers were called in for help at around 10am on Saturday, after the 36-year-old American left his room before the completion of his quarantine period.

The man was emotional and uncooperative and was later taken to the North Lantau Hospital for medical check-ups, the spokesman said.