KOTA KINABALU (ANN/THE STAR) – Police in Sabah’s south-western Beaufort district have arrested a local man on Sunday for allegedly attacking two police cars with a parang and meat cleaver, while he was high from sniffing glue.
The 40-year-old suspect put up a fight before being arrested in the incident at Kampung Kiambor, Kuala Penyu at 2.30am on September 17.
Beaufort OCPD Superintendent Ismail Abdullah said they received calls from concerned villagers just after midnight saying that a man in the area was behaving in a belligerent manner.
He said two police cars were dispatched to the scene.
“When they reached the location, the suspect – armed with a parang in his left hand and a meat cleaver in the other – suddenly sprang out from a bush and swung at the vehicles before running off,” he said when contacted by The Star on Tuesday.
“But policemen managed to catch up to him and restrain the suspect who still acted aggressively,” he added.
Supt Ismail said the damage sustained by the two police cars in the attack included broken side mirrors, tail lights and beacon lights.
He said the man had been remanded until Thursday for investigations of alleged offences under Section 506, 186 and 427 of the Penal Code, respectively, criminal intimidation, obstructing public servants from discharging their duty, and mischief.