PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested a man who was dressed as a “suicide bomber” for a Halloween bash recently.
Channel News Asia reported that Malaysian police arrested a 30-something man who dressed up in a “suicide bomber” outfit for a Halloween party at a condominium in Damansara Perdana on Oct 28.
According to CNA, a police handout showed him dressed in white with a fake beard and a chequered towel wrapped around his head. A fake “circuit bomb” made out of cardboard, an “antenna” and plastic bottles were taped round his waist.
It quoted Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Mohd Zani Che Din saying a condo resident encountered the man in the lift and informed the police.
“At about 7.40pm, residents at an apartment in Damansara Perdana came across the man who was dressed as a suicide bomber,” ACP Mohd Zani said, according to the Star Online. “It was for a Halloween party and he was spotted riding the lift.”
The New Straits Times reported the police chief saying such attire is a sensitive issue to the general public, following recent incidents linked to the Islamic State.
The man is being probed under section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.