Man who allegedly assaulted food delivery rider with a hammer arrested in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: A man who allegedly beat up a food delivery rider with a hammer on Tuesday (April 20) has been arrested at his home in Bayan Lepas.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said the 40-year-old rider was delivering food, ordered by the man’s wife, at their apartment at about 4.10pm.

He said preliminary investigation found that an argument broke out between the rider and the 31-year-old man, regarding the delivery of food.

“On Wednesday (April 21) at 11.15pm, police arrested the man at his home and seized the weapon used by the suspect during the incident.

“The case is being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code and a remand application will be made on the man for further investigation,” he said in a statement on Thursday (April 22).

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