KUALA LUMPUR: Assistance from the Fire and Rescue Department was required after a key broke inside a pair of handcuffs on a detainee.
Photos of the incident were shared Sunday (Aug 25) on social media, via the Balai Bomba Sentul Facebook page.
It is believed that the incident occurred Saturday (Aug 24) at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
Wangsa Maju district police chief Supt Rajab Ahad Ismail, when contacted, said the police officer on duty had called for assistance after noticing the broken key.
"While finishing up duties, the officer found that the key had broken inside the handcuffs when he tried to open it as part of handing over duties.
"After failing to open the cuffs, the officer contacted the Fire and Rescue Department.
"Surveillance duty on the detainee continued as usual after the cuffs were open. A police report on the incident was also made," he said.