KUALA LUMPUR: The 42-year-old man, who is believed to have murdered his parents at Kampung Sungai Penchala, was detained within two hours and 40 minutes of the incident.
Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Amihizam Abdul Shukor said the suspect was detained at the Penchala tunnel at about 10.30pm on Saturday (Dec 9).
"The suspect has nine records for drug-related offences.
"The suspect had earlier fled towards a forested area near his home soon after the incident but we managed to track him down and detained him," he said in a statement on Saturday (Dec 9).
The police were alerted at about 7.45pm after neighbours heard an altercation between the suspect and his parents.
"The parents, aged 72 and 82, were found lying on the floor of their living room after being stabbed," he said.
ACP Amihizam urged those with information on any criminal incidents to contact Brickfields police hotline at 03-2297 9222, KL police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or any nearest police station.