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Cop fires warning shot during brawl over smoking in no-smoking area

2019-01-04 07:44     Comment:0

A policeman fired a warning shot last night outside Galaxy Macau’s Diamond Lobby during a brawl over smoking in a non-smoking area, a Public Security Police (PSP) statement said early this morning.

A video that has been circulating online shows four to five people speaking Putonghua in a clash with the policeman. Several of the hotel’s security guards were there but didn’t manage to stop the brawl, and even after a gunshot was heard, the pushing and shoving continued.

A PSP statement confirmed that at about 11 p.m., a police officer saw several people smoking in a non-smoking area and when he approached them, three apparently drunken men became agitated and attacked him.


This grab from a video circulating on social media last night shows a policeman (right) apparently holding his handgun after firing a warning shot while several men appear to continue to attack him outside Galaxy Macau. The social media did not identify the person who took the video.
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