Second suspect nabbed over acid attack on national footballer Faisal


KUALA LUMPUR: Another man has been detained over Sunday's (May 5) acid-splashing attack on national footballer Faisal Halim.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said the suspect, in his late 30s, was arrested in Bandar Baru Bangi on Monday (May 6).

"This is the second suspect detained in connection with the acid attack.

"He will be remanded today to assist with the investigation," he said when contacted on Tuesday (May 7).

Comm Hussein said the motive behind the attack is still under investigation.

It was reported that a man in his 20s had been arrested in Pandan Indah on Sunday night in connection with the acid attack.

National winger Faisal, who is also known as Mickey, suffered an acid attack on Sunday at a shopping mall in Damansara.

Police received information from the public at 5.51pm that a national footballer was splashed with liquid believed to be acid when he was at a shopping mall in Kota Damansara.

The reason behind the attack is also uncertain.

Images of his injury are going viral on social media and many internet users are in shock that such an incident happened to a national football player.

Just days ago, his Harimau Malaya teammate Akhyar Rashid was robbed in Kuala Terengganu last week and suffered cuts and bruises.

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