Probe on mentally unsound man who stabbed patient at hospital still ongoing
SHAH ALAM - A man who stabbed a patient in the Emergency Department, Hospital Selayang is believed to have gone on rampage at his sister's house before being taken to the hospital.
Acting Selangor police chief S Sasikala Devi said the suspect was believed to have come from Lahad Datu, Sabah, to his sister's house in Kuala Lumpur.
"The investigation found that the suspect acted aggressively at his sister's house, after calming him down, the suspect was then taken to Selayang Hospital by his family members at about 1.25am.
"The car carrying the suspect was accompanied by two motorcycles of the Motorcycle Patrol Unit (URB) until it arrived at Selayang Hospital, and then the policemen had left to continue with other duties," she said at a press conference in Selangor Contigent Police Headquarters.
Sasikalan said investigations are still ongoing to identify the cause of the incident.
She further said that the hospital informed her that the suspect is now in an unsuitable condition to be interviewed.
"In addition, the police are still waiting for the suspect's psychiatric report from the hospital to assist in further investigations," she said.
It was reported that an agitated psychiatric patient had allegedly stabbed a middle-aged man three times while waiting in a hospital.
The report said the psychiatric patient took a knife from the staff nurse pantry and stabbed a dengue patient once in the back and twice in the abdomen.
It also said that the victim had to go through surgery because the knife ended up wedged in the victim’s abdomen.