Doctor and nurses hurt after man hurls Molotov cocktail

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GEORGE TOWN: A Molotov cocktail hurled by a man, believed to be mentally deranged, saw a doctor at a private hospital suffer serious injuries.

Also hurt in the 4.30pm incident were three nurses.

Jalan Perak Fire Station assistant superintendent Ismail Mohd Zain said they were alerted about the incident at 4.55pm.

“When they arrived at the hospital, firemen found the sprinklers had been activated and extinguished the flames,” he told reporters.

He said the doctor and nurses suffered injuries while the suspect also had burn injuries on both hands.

“We learnt the man was involved in a struggle with the doctor prior to him hurling the Molotov cocktail,” he said.

Meanwhile, Timur Laut district police chief Che Zaimani Che Awang confirmed the incident and said a man had been detained to assist investigations.

“Investigations are ongoing to determine the motive and his mental state,” he said.

It is learnt the nurses are in stable condition while the doctor is in the Intensive Care Unit.