QuickCheck: Did a food delivery rider use a baton to threaten the authorities in Terengganu?

A VIDEO has been circulating on social media allegedly of an ehailing rider who fought with police officers in Besut, Terrengganu. Is this true?



The one minute-36 second video was of an incident that occurred at the Besut police station, said Besut deputy OCPD Deputy Supt Azrol Anuar Nor in a statement.

"The incident occurred when a man dressed as an ehailing rider entered the Besut district police headquarters and proceeded to utter threatening words to the police officers who were present," said DSP Azrol.

"After he was told to leave, the suspect exited the station and retrieved a baton from a motorcycle parked outside and attempted to re-enter the station.

"After that, there was a fight between the police and the man as reported," said DSP Azrol, adding that police used the most minimal amount of force possible to conduct the arrest.

DSP Azrol said that the police successfully detained the suspect and that the case was being investigated under Section 506 and 186 of the Penal Code, Section 90 of the Police Act 1967 and Section 6(1) of the Dangerous Weapons Act 1958.

He then advised the public not to speculate on the case and to avoid sharing false information.


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