Cop stabbed after telling man not to smoke at petrol station

DAWN CHAN

SHAH ALAM: A policeman was stabbed in his thigh this morning after telling off a man for smoking at a petrol station in Section 7, Shah Alam.


In the 9am incident, Lance Corporal Mohamad Azli Hashim, 32, attached with the Selangor police's Special Branch Unit, had gone to the petrol station after dropping off his colleagues for a health check up at the Shah Alam Hospital.


District police chief Assistant Commissioner Shafien Mamat said while waiting for them, Azli spotted a man lighting up at the petrol station and advised him against it.


“Instead, the man ignored the cop. When questioned about a tattoo on his body, the man just walked off towards a motorcycle.


“Suspecting something amiss, the policeman followed him. Angry, the man turned around and attacked the cop.


“During a struggle, the man suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed the policeman in his right thigh. He then sped off on the motorcycle,” he said.


Shafien said members of the public then took the policeman to the Shah Alam Hospital for treatment.


“We are still looking for this man,” he said, adding that witnesses should come forward and assist police in the investigations.


Shafien said the case is being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.