KUALA LUMPUR: A policeman lost part of his ring finger when it was bitten off by a man believed to be under the influence of drugs in an incident at the Sungai Besi police station on Monday.
Cheras district police chief Zam Halim Jamaluddin said the incident occurred at 10.15pm when the 34-year-old suspect went to the guard post at the police station and threatened to splash acid.
“The suspect then acted aggressively and splashed water on the body and face of one of the policemen on duty at the post before rushing into the station,” he said in a statement today.
He said the man also threw a canned drink that shattered a glass wall of the guard post.
According to him, a corporal, along with two other colleagues, then attempted to apprehend the suspect.
In the scuffle, the suspect bit the tip of the ring finger of the police corporal.
Zam said the man was later arrested and found positive for amphetamine and methamphetamine.
Investigations also revealed the suspect had received psychiatric treatment in 2000. He has been remanded until April 21.