TAWAU: Policemen shot a suspected drug pusher three times after he charged at them with a samurai sword in Brumas near here last Thursday.
Tawau police chief ACP Fadil Marsus said Saturday the 34-year-old man, a foreigner, continued charging at policemen despite being shot in the right side of the body and left knee during the incident in Hulu Tingkayu.
He said the man only dropped the sword after he was shot a third time in the arm.
ACP Fadil said during the incident, a team of policemen confronted the man and a 14-year-old boy on a motorcycle.
However, they refused to stop and tried to speed off and drew their swords when they found their path blocked.
"The policemen told the two suspects to surrender but they ignored the warning and the man rushed towards the policemen," he said
He said the boy ran away carrying a black bag towards some undergrowth.
He said the suspects are believed to drug pushers in the district.
"The injured man was admitted to the Tawau Hospital intensive care unit and is being remanded until June 1 to assist in the investigation," he said.
He also said that the police recovered two Samurai swords and five small tubes suspected to contain Syabu. – Bernama