Klang cops nab suspect in Molotov cocktail incident that injured security guard

KLANG: A man has been detained in connection with a case in which a security guard was injured by a Molotov cocktail.

South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Cha Hoong Fong said police were alerted to the matter after a 39-year-old security guard lodged a police report on Wednesday (Sept 13).

“The complainant claimed that at around 4.20am, he was on duty with the 25-year-old victim at a warehouse at Taman Perindustrian Air Hitam when two men on a motorcycle threw a bottle containing flammable liquid at the guardhouse.

“The victim was sleeping inside at the time and suffered burns on his face and arms,” ACP Cha said in a statement on Thursday (Sept 14).

He said the victim contacted a colleague and was rushed to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah for treatment.

“The victim is in stable condition but requires further treatment.

“CCTV footage from the warehouse showed that a motorcycle stopped at the front gate and the pillion rider threw four bottles at the guard post,” he said, adding that the suspects fled the scene when the fire began to spread.

He said police forensics personnel have collected samples and evidence at the scene.

An investigation paper was opened under Section 326 of the Penal Code for causing grievous hurt, he added.

“At around 3pm on Thursday we arrested a 39-year-old suspect to help with investigations,” he said, adding that the suspect did not have a criminal record.

He said a three-day remand order has been obtained on the suspect.

“The motive is still under investigation,” he said, urging anyone with information on the case to contact the South Klang police headquarters at 03-33762222.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Do you know ... about buah cermai?
DPM, Cabinet ministers extend Maulidur Rasul greetings
‘Budget 2024 must empower rakyat’
DPM: Agencies on high flood alert
Anwar: All must benefit
Man nabbed with Yaba pills worth over RM2.5mil
Swimmers brave 81km race in Ganges River
From mere trash to treasured lanterns
PAS’ Sanusi rejects nominations to contest veep post
Gold mining plans scrapped

Others Also Read