KLIA shooting: Suspect wanted to try and flee the country, says CID director

KOTA BARU: The suspected gunman who shot a bodyguard at the KL International Airport (KLIA) on Sunday (April 14) was planning to escape to a neighbouring country, say the police.

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said initial investigations revealed the suspect arrived at Kota Baru in the afternoon on the day of the shooting on Sunday.

"Based on our interrogations of the suspect, he told us he arrived just after Zohor prayers. He could not say when exactly he arrived.

"We believe the suspect used another individual’s identification documents to book a hotel room," he told reporters on Tuesday (April 16).

Comm Mohd Shuhaily said the suspect was believed to be making plans to leave the country.

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"How exactly he was planning to do so, we are still investigating.

"Based on our checks, the suspect has been in and out of Malaysia multiple times in the past.

"Just last week, the suspect was believed to have come back from Saudi Arabia and landed in Bangkok," he said, adding that the suspect then went straight to Kelantan after the trip.


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