GEORGE TOWN: A policeman injured his hand while trying to arrest a man who was involved in a brawl at Lebuh Chulia here.
Northeast district police chief ACP Soffian Santong said the 56-year-old suspect also hurled abusive words at the police personnel when he was arrested in the 8.35pm incident on June 7.
"Police initially received a call from the public that a man was causing a commotion by punching civilians in the face and hitting vehicles parked around Lebuh Chulia.
"Police rushed to the scene and when they tried to arrest the suspect, a scuffle ensued and the policeman injured his hand,” he said in a statement today (June 8).
He added that the suspect, believed to be drunk, also tested positive for drugs.
ACP Soffian said the unemployed man, with a drug-related record, has been remanded for four days to assist in the investigation under Section 353 of the Penal Code. - Bernama