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Cops haul up 15 people for questioning over Bukit Antarabangsa condo fracas

PETALING JAYA: Police have taken the statements of 15 people in relation to a fracas at a condominium in Bukit Antarabangsa, Kuala Lumpur.

The incident, which was captured on video, showed five men assaulting two people near the condominium's guardhouse.

"We have sent the CCTV footage to the forensics department to assist in our investigations," said Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Hamzah Elias during a press conference at the district police headquarters on Saturday.

ACP Hamzah also said that both drivers were not seriously injured in the fight.

He urged the public to stop making speculations over the circumstances of the video, which has since gone viral on social media.

"Don't sensationalise and speculate on the case – it helps nobody," said ACP Hamzah in reference to recent social media posts by certain parties who had shared the number plate of the car involved and even promised retaliation.

It was previously reported that police had detained a 30-year-old suspect connected to the case.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Abdul Samah Mat said on Saturday that they had already identified some of the men involved in the fight.

"We are currently searching for the rest. There are a few that we have already identified and the rest are still in the process of being identified.

"To those involved, present yourself to the police. If they do not, we will go after them," he said.

It was reported that the video showed five men attacking two people near the condominium guardhouse last Saturday.

The attackers initially ganged up on a man dressed in red before moving on to another man, who was wearing a brown shirt. The latter managed to escape the assailants.

On Thursday, ACP Hamzah said the fight broke out due to a misunderstanding over a minor accident involving a Mercedes-Benz and a lorry.

He said two men had driven into the condominium compound in a lorry to deliver bread and juice supplies to a convenience store there.

"They parked the lorry at the allotted spot. About 20 minutes later, four men arrived in a Mercedes-Benz and parked at the drop-off zone to attend a function.

"The lorry driver and his friend entered their vehicle after delivering the supplies and accidentally backed into the front of the Mercedes-Benz while reversing.

"This started a fight between the lorry driver and car driver," he said.

ACP Hamzah said four unknown men joined in the fight without knowing what had actually transpired.

"Both drivers suffered minor injuries in the scuffle. They did not use any weapons.

"The two parties did not lodge reports because they decided to settle the matter," he added.

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