MIRI, Sept 28: A 60-year-old man had a petrifying moment when his nephew was said to have attempted to attack him with a machete on Wednesday morning.
The incident occurred at the entrance of the victim’s orchard in Niah at about 9am.
Sources said the incident unfolded when the sexagenarian spotted his nephew damaging the gate to his orchard. He then pulled over and asked the suspect to stop what he was doing, but the suspect flew into a rage.
When the suspect walked over to his own vehicle and took out a 51cm long machete, the victim quickly jumped into his 4×4 vehicle and fled the scene. He was not hurt, but the front part of his four-wheel-drive was damaged.
A police report was later lodged, and the suspect was picked up at about 4.20pm yesterday. Police also seized the weapon that was allegedly used in the incident.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a 50-year-old security guard suffered back injuries after he was allegedly attacked by his housemate in a house in Piasau on Wednesday afternoon.
According to sources, the incident erupted when the victim advised his 20-something housemate not to bring (what he believed were) stolen goods into the house. Furious with the advice, the suspect grabbed hold of a rubber house and allegedly whacked the victim with it.
The victim’s wife was said to have witnessed the whole incident. Police nabbed the suspect the following morning and seized a 75cm-long rubber hose believed to have been used in the alleged assault. — DayakDaily