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Hong Kong police arrest South Korean suspected of murdering his family at Ritz-Carlton

His wife and seven-year-old son were found dead in a room

An entrance to Ritz-Carlton Hotel at International Commerce Centre, where the bodies of a woman and a boy were found, in Hong Kong January 14, 2018. Bobby Yip / Reuters
An entrance to Ritz-Carlton Hotel at International Commerce Centre, where the bodies of a woman and a boy were found, in Hong Kong January 14, 2018. Bobby Yip / Reuters

Hong Kong police arrested a South Korean man on suspicion of murder on Sunday after his wife and seven-year-old son were found dead in a room at the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel.

Officers found the bodies after being called to the luxury hotel at 8.30am local time to investigate a reported assault, police said. The man appeared drunk and injured when he was arrested, police said, and he was sent to hospital.

Ritz-Carlton did not immediately respond to requests for comments by phone and by email, and the South Korean consulate could not be reached as it was outside office hours.

No further details are immediately available.

The Ritz-Carlton is located on the top 15 floors of Hong Kong's tallest building, the International Commerce Centre, and overlooks the Victoria Harbour.