PETALING JAYA: A 28-year-old man was arrested for planting a homemade bomb on a car belonging to a woman whom he claims was his ex-girlfriend, Star reported.
Police confirmed the object planted on the car of a nurse was an improvised explosive device (IED), made up of two cylinders containing fireworks explosive wrapped in black tape, and wires as well as an electronic circuit board and a switch.
According to Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat, the suspect was arrested this morning, at about 3.30am, in Taman Petaling Indah, Klang.
Though the suspect had claimed that the intended victim was his “ex-lover”, police said they are still trying to establish the motive.
“At the suspect’s home, we found several electronic devices and firecracker explosive believed to have been used to make the improvised explosive device (IED) that was planted in the victim’s car,” Fadzil was quoted as saying by the daily.
He added that the suspect was formerly an electronics student at a private college in 2006, and previously worked as a salesman at an electrical store.
Police have also obtained a remand order for the suspect until Thursday, and will investigate claims by the suspect that there had been a financial dispute between him and his intended victim.
According to Star, the 27-year-old nurse was on her way home from work at about 10pm on Saturday when she heard a beeping sound coming from her car. She decided to drive the car to her uncle’s house in Taman Damai, Kapar.
“When her uncle found the suspicious-looking object that looked like a bomb attached to the bumper, he removed it, then contacted police,” Fadzil said, on the facts of the incident.
He added that a bomb disposal unit was deployed to the scene, and safely defused the device, destroying it at about 2.30am, yesterday.