Ulu Tiram attack: Attacker acted on his own

JOHOR BARU: The Ulu Tiram police station shooting incident was a lone wolf attack, says the Home Minister.

Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said this was based on early investigations, including checks on the suspect’s house, interrogation involving 46 people and police intelligence.

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“When police raided the attacker’s house, we found material indicating the need to call other individuals to assist in the investigation.

“As such, we have called several individuals for questioning so that we could establish a motive and not speculate.

“At this early stage, it has been established that the perpetrator acted on his own.

“It is a lone wolf attack, but he was driven by a certain motivation,” he said.

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He added that the individuals, who were in the police’s database, were allowed to return home after questioning.

“Based on our questioning of these individuals, we found that he acted individually and not (related) to some big overall mission or a dangerous group,” he said.

Commenting further on the attack, Saifuddin Nasution said there was no need to widen the scope of the investigation to involve other authorities in the region at the moment.

“We urge all parties to put a stop to any speculation.

“Public safety is the police’s main focus, and I would like to assure the public that the cops are working hard to keep the country safe,” he said.

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