Two cops hurt while arresting machete-wielding addict


SHAH ALAM: Two policemen suffered slash wounds while trying to apprehend an armed drug addict who attacked them despite being fired at.

Police received a call about a man who had gone berserk, ramming his car into his brother's car at Kampung Sungai Kandis in Section 36 here at about 3.45pm on Monday (Sept 26).

Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said the 47-year-old man allegedly threw a flower pot at his brother before chasing him with a machete.

He said Insp Mohd Zulhusni Hasani, L/Kpl Mohd Ridzuwan Marsudi and five other police personnel went to the house where the suspect had locked himself in.

"The police team managed to gain entry and the man started swinging the machete toward L/Kpl Mohd Ridzuwan, who fired a shot in self defence.

"The man continued to charge at him and slashed his left wrist.

“Insp Mohd Zulhusni was slashed on the right wrist while trying to apprehend the man,” said ACP Mohd Iqbal on Tuesday (Sept 27).

He said the man was then overpowered and arrested. He was later tested positive for methamphetamine, amphetamine and THC.

ACP Mohd Iqbal said the man also had a record for assaulting a public servant.

“He is under remand for three days to help with the investigations.

“Police are investigating the incident for attempted murder and voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means,” added ACP Mohd Iqbal.

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