Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Cops arrest 80-year-old for stabbing 4-year-old at playground

Investigations show that the elderly man has a record of psychiatric treatment.

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Police arrested an elderly man on suspicion of stabbing a boy with a knife at the playground of a block of flats in Jalan Loke Yew, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday.

Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Noor Dellhan Yahaya, in a statement today, said the 80-year-old suspect stabbed the four-year-old victim, who is his neighbour, in the abdomen and thighs, seriously injuring him.

He said police were informed of the incident at 5.39pm. When they reached the scene, the boy had been taken by his family to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre for treatment.

“Police also conducted an investigation at the scene and found the suspect hiding in a flat unit.

“Further investigations showed that the suspect had a record of psychiatric treatment,” he said.

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