Suspect in rampaging pickup truck incident remanded five days

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  • Saturday, 23 May 2020

PETALING JAYA: Police have been granted a five-day remand for the man who is believed to have used his pick-up truck to ram five people at a hawker site in Pekan Bukit Sentosa on Friday (May 22).

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Fadzil Ahmat on Saturday (May 23) said the remand order was to help facilitate investigations.

According to some reports, the man could have been drunk at the time of the incident.

The suspect, 32, who works as a tyre wholesaler, injured five people when he drove recklessly about at the hawker site.

He does not have a criminal record and the case is being investigated under Section 307 of the Penal Code and Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

Police have advised the public not to make any negative assumptions about the incident and to have full confidence in the police to conduct a thorough investigation.

It was learnt that the suspect was detained after his rampage.

Apparently, he was triggered when a man knocked his car's side mirror when he sounded his horn during a traffic congestion near Jalan Besar Bukit Sentosa.

Videos of the incident have gone viral on social media, showing a four-wheel-drive vehicle ramming into hawker stalls and people at the Pekan Bukit Sentosa hawker site.

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