Student high on ganja arrested after causing ruckus in PJ housing area

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  • Tuesday, 29 Sep 2020

PETALING JAYA: A university student was arrested after causing a ruckus in a housing area and attacking policemen in SS2 here.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the police received a tip-off on an attempted house break-in and dispatched a car to inspect the area near Jalan SS2/18.

"When they reached the location, they found a man shaking and knocking the back doors of every house there using a metal plate," he said in a statement.

The incident occurred at around 5.11am on Tuesday (Sept 29).

Police personnel attempted to arrest the suspect but he acted aggressively and tried to hit them with the metal plate he was holding, ACP Nik Ezanee added.

"A scuffle ensued, and our personnel were forced to use minimal force to arrest the man.

"One of the policemen suffered minor injuries during the scuffle," he said, adding that a urine test on the 24-year-old suspect came back positive for ganja.

He said when the suspect was brought to the police station, he again became aggressive and started shouting and kicking one of the main doors at the station, causing damage to its frame.

"Checks revealed that the suspect is a university student, and he has been placed under remand for four days.

"We are investigating the case for use of criminal force on a public servant, as well as committing mischief and causing damage and disorderly conduct in a police station," he said.

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