Man behaving erratically gets into scuffle with police

The suspect being escorted to a police vehicle.

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Sept 10: A 35-year-old man who ran amok for almost 12 hours today has landed himself inside a police lock-up.

The incident reportedly occurred inside a house in Kampung Muhibbah, Kuala Baram, located some 14km from Miri city.

Prior to his arrest on Tuesday afternoon, the man had acted aggresively towards Miri Criminal Investigation Department (CID) personnel who were at the scene.

It took them nearly one hour to persuade the suspect to surrender.

However, a minor commotion ensued between the team and the suspect. The police eventually managed to subdue the man.

No injuries were reported in the 12.35pm incident.

During the arrest, police also seized a pair of machetes.

The agressive suspect being subdued by the police.

According to sources, the suspect was heard shouting inside his house for no apparent reason earlier today around 2am, while brandishing a machete and a fishing spear gun.

Terrified neighbours inmediately alerted the police.

In the days prior to his arrest today, the suspect had been spotted wandering around the vicinity carrying a dead cat and apparently sucking its blood.

Miri Police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah confirmed the arrest when contacted today.

The case is being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation. — DayakDaily