QuickCheck: Did a man attack an ambulance with a machete in Sibu?

IT is generally a shocking event when vehicles that perform an essential public duty - such as ambulances - are attacked by the public, and as such news of such events would tend to go viral on social media.

Recently, it was claimed online that a man in Sibu had attacked an ambulance with a machete and smashed its windshield in the process.

Is this true?



A 43-year-old man was arrested for breaking the windshield of a Health Ministry-owned ambulance on Monday (March 26).

Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Zulkipli Suhaili said that the arrest was made after a vehicle air-cond servicing workshop operator lodged a report at 12.21pm.

"The complainant claimed that at noon, an unknown man came to his workshop and hit the ambulance using a machete," he said.

ACP Zulkipli added that the police arrested the suspect at 2pm on the same day and seized a curved knife and the machete from him.

He added that the man's urine test came back positive for methamphetamines and said that the case is being investigated under Section 427 of the Penal Code for causing mischief.

The Section carries a jail term of up to two years, a fine or both upon conviction.

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