Myanmar man runs amok at Malaysian police station

MALAYSIA - He walked into a police station in Bukit Mertajam in Penang early on Monday morning to make a report over a fight in a group of flats.

The 33-year-old Myanmar national claimed that somebody had threatened him and that he wanted to file the report, The New Straits Times reported.

Acting on his information, the police motorcycle patrol unit was deployed to the area, said the state Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Mazlan Kesah.

But when the patrol unit reached the area where the complainant said he had been threatened, they found that there was no such case.

The patrol unit told this to the personnel attending to the Myanmar national's report.

SAC Mazlan said that the moment the complainant heard this, he jumped over the desk and charged at the policeman on duty, then grabbed the latter's pistol.

Said SAC Mazlan: "The policeman managed to shove the man away and dashed out from the police station before hearing several shots fired in the building."

The man fired three random shots in the station premises.

Pulled trigger

Minutes later, he walked out from the police station and planted the pistol on his head before pulling the trigger.

Fortunately, the pistol got jammed, allowing the policemen to subdue him and recover the gun.

SAC Mazlan said the man was sent to the Seberang Jaya Hospital for medical assessment.

It is not known how long he had been working in Malaysia.

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