Man held for threatening duo with folding knife, sword in Ampang

05 Dec 2022 08:07pm
The suspect also threatened to slash the woman's neck. - 123RF Photo
The suspect also threatened to slash the woman's neck. - 123RF Photo
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KUALA LUMPUR - Police arrested a local man yesterday on suspicion of threatening to attack a food deliveryman and his foster mother with a folding knife and a sword on Nov 25.

Ampang district police chief ACP Mohamad Farouk Eshak said the 48-year-old suspect was detained after he surrendered at the Taman Melawati police station at 1.30pm on Dec 4.

"In the incident at 8.30pm, the 22-year-old victim and his foster mother were approached by the suspect who was in a Proton Exora MPV when they were at a petrol station in Taman Melawati.

"The suspect then pointed the folding knife and a 52-centimetre sword at the duo," he said in a statement today.

Mohamad Farouk said the suspect also threatened to slash the woman's neck. However, neither of them suffered any injuries.
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He said the initial investigation found that the incident was due to a misunderstanding between the victims and suspect about the price of a drink.

"The suspect has no criminal record. He will be remanded to assist in the investigation under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal threats," he said. - BERNAMA