Axe-wielding man arrested at Johor restaurant

JOHOR BAHRU: An axe-wielding man caused some anxious moments in the vicinity of a restaurant in Mutiara Rini, Skudai here last night when he became violent before being arrested by the police.

Iskandar Puteri district police chief ACP Dzulkhairi Mukhtar said police received a call from a customer in the restaurant who told them that a man carrying an axe was causing trouble outside the restaurant.

According to the complainant, the suspect appeared in the area at 11.50pm and was believed to be intoxicated.

“The man then assaulted a foreigner, which prompted the complainant to rush over and overpower him before calling the police,” Dzulkhairi said in a statement here today.

Patrolmen from the Iskandar Puteri district police headquarters who arrived shortly after arrested the suspect and seized the axe.

The 34-year-old is now under investigation under Section 323/506 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt and criminal intimidation, and Section 6 (1) the Corrosive, Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958 for carrying a dangerous weapon.