Farmer on rampage attacks policemen with grasscutter

Jan 26, 2017
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A policeman was hurt on the thumb after a farmer attacked a team of policemen with a grasscutter, knife, petrol and molotov cocktail when they went to pick him up for wife abuse in Kangar, Perlis yesterday, Jan 25.

Kangar District deputy police chief, DSP Zaini Talib said the man threw a knife and waved a revved up grasscutter when they arrived at his house in Kampung Behor Empiang, which triggered a five-hour standoff from 4.45 pm.

“The police team had gone to the man’s house over complaints he had poured petrol on his wife’s car.

“He obstructed the police from entering the house including by hurling a molotov cocktail at the policemen. He also splashed petrol from the window of his house at the policemen,” Bernama reported as he saying today.

He said police broke down the front and back door of the house and managed to overpower him, while his younger brother who pushed policemen and his 18-year-old daughter who verbally abused them, were also arrested.

He said the man, who was found positive on syabu but had no crime record, was remanded for seven days while his brother and daughter were remanded one day.

Also seized from the suspect were numerous weapons including an axe, knife, long parang, hammer, homemade airgun, grasscutter and molotov cocktails, Zaini added.