Vietnamese-Canadian arrested for killing man in Saigon bar fight

By Quoc Thang   February 4, 2017 | 09:53 am GMT+7

The suspect was caught more than a week after the incident in District 1.

Police in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday arrested a Vietnamese-Canadian man for stabbing a local to death in the downtown area.

Do Anh Khoa, 33, was caught while he was on the run.

Investigators said Khoa and five others went to Kingdom, a bar on Ton Duc Thang Street in District 1, on January 26. The group was later seen fighting with others in front of the bar.

Khoa was accused of using a knife to stab a man named Huy, 27. The Vietnamese-Canadian man fled the scene right after that.

Brawls sent more than 2,200 people to hospital during the week-long Tet break which began in late January, according to a report from the Ministry of Health. At least four of the victims were dead, Giao Thong (Transport) newspaper has reported.

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