A mentally unstable woman was arrested in Sheung Shui on Monday midnight after she was witnessed hacking a tree with a cleaver, with the whole act caught on tape.
The incident happened at Shek Wu Hui Jockey Club Playground at around 11.53 pm yesterday, with a woman in her 40s filmed hacking the tree a dozen times using a cleaver.
Police responded to the scene and failed to locate the woman initially. The force later received another report of sighting a knife-wielding woman on San Fung Avenue and dispatched officers to disarm the woman and make the arrest.
Police said the woman Wu, 46, was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon.
It is understood that the woman was troubled by relationship problems recently, which triggered the act.