SEREMBAN (Bernama): A policeman on mobile patrol vehicle (MPV) was injured on the left side of his head after being slashed by a man with a sickle near a supermarket in Port Dickson Waterfront on Friday night (Oct 16).
Port Dickson district police chief Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed said in the 10pm incident, the suspect, aged 61, attacked the 35-year-old policeman despite being warned.
"Police were alerted by members of the public that a man was holding a sickle near a food truck in the supermarket car park.
"Initial investigation found that he had created a commotion before fleeing into a nearby bush, ” he said in a statement on Saturday.
Supt Aidi said the suspect, who saw the presence of the MPV, ran towards the vehicle and ignored the police order to stop.
This prompted the policeman to fire a warning shot from 5m away.
The suspect continued to dash forward and the policemen had to fire another shot which hit the suspect in the stomach, he added.
Supt Aidi said a struggle ensued, and the suspect managed to swing the sickle at the policeman and hit the left side of his head.
The man was then disarmed and arrested.
He said the suspect was taken to the Port Dickson Hospital while the policeman was given first aid treatment at the scene.
The case is being investigated under Section 307 of the Penal Code and Section 6(1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958. — Bernama
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