KOTA KINABALU, March 14 — Policemen here used a taser on a man for attempting to murder his wife and eight-month-old baby in a fit of rage.
Tuaran district police chief deputy superintendent Abdul Fuad Abdul Malik said that the police had to resort to doing so as the man had held his wife and baby daughter at knife point at her home yesterday morning.
“Police received a distress call about 10.00am yesterday and went to an unnumbered house in Kampung Bakut Tuaran where they found the suspect holding the baby and threatening to kill them both with a 26cm knife,” he said.
Police tried to calm the suspect and persuade him to release the baby, which was successful but the suspect then grabbed his wife and held her by the neck from behind, threatening to stab her over their marital problems.
“He was getting aggressive at this point, despite police trying to calm the situation and as tension escalated, one of our trained personnel released a taser shock at the suspect,” he said.
The suspect fell down in shock and police could secure the weapon and the victim away from him.
The 33-year-old man was arrested and is being investigated under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder.
“The wife and baby are unharmed,” added Abdul Fuad.