Man shot dead after attacking cops with machete

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PADANG BESAR (Bernama): A man was shot dead after he allegedly attacked police with a machete in Jalan Kaki Bukit here on Thursday (July 15).

Padang Besar district police chief Supt Saifudin Aslin Abbas said a police team went to a house there at about 5.30pm after receiving a domestic violence report at that address.

“The 55-year-old suspect refused to come out, forcing the police to enter the house through the windows.

“The suspect, who was armed with a machete, injured a policeman, forcing the police to fire a warning shot.

“However, the suspect continued to act aggressively and this forced the police to fire a second shot (which hit the suspect) in self-defence and to protect the suspect’s children who were at the scene,” he told reporters on Friday (July 16).

He said the suspect died at the scene and the body was taken to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar for a post-mortem. – Bernama



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