Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Suspect held at Assistant Minister’s office


An elderly man has been detained by police for allegedly threatening a woman at the office of Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister Datuk Nasrun Datu Mansor here yesterday. Acting District Police Chief Ahmad Jawina said police received a report of the incident about 10am. “According to the report, an elderly man wielding a knife was seen in the office,” he said, adding that a team of police was immediately dispatched to the scene. The 71-year-old man was alleged to have been waving an eight-inch knife outside the 43-year-old woman’s office room. The frightened woman locked herself in the room. When police arrived, the suspect was confrontational but was later overpowered and arrested. Ahmad said the suspect was being detained at the police station to facilitate investigations into the case. In another case here, a 21-year- old youth was assaulted by a stranger near a superstore at Taman Aman yesterday. Ahmad said the young man was coming out from the superstore after buying some things when he was confronted by the stranger. He was assaulted on the face and hit on the head with a can. He was sent to the hospital for treatment. The 32-year-old suspect was detained by the public before the arrival of the police. He would be charged under Section 324 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term up to seven years and also liable to fine on conviction.