Police had recently arrested a 45-year-old man as he was seen swinging around a huge butcher knife in public. According to reports, the incident took place at the Taman Lembah Maju apartment in Pandan Indah.
Footage from the scene has surfaced online. It shows the police officers protecting themselves with riot shield as the man approached them and swung the butcher knife at them. The suspect was later arrested after he was taken down with a flying kick to the back by a member of the public.
Terbaik rakyat jelata. pic.twitter.com/bKtXgigbRH
— Dis (@Tfsgxy_) January 18, 2023
Soon after the videos went viral, many were curious on the identity of the aforementioned individual. They said that the man who kicked the suspect was actually part of the authority team. Interestingly, even Harith Iskander thought the same as well. Taking to his Twitter, the local celeb suspected that the man is actually a member of the Malaysian Special Branch team.
“Take a look at this fella’s flying kick. With his all-black outfit and his cross-chest pouch. He just walked away from the scene, doing his own thing. I can confirm that he’s in the Special Branch team,” the comedian tweeted. Scrolling through the comments, netizens also appeared to agree with Harith’s remark.
Tengok gaya Mamat flying kick – pakai all black, cross chest pouch, walk away from the scene quietly buat der aje
Confirmed special branch ni 😎 https://t.co/Z8oLh1zrnD
— Harith Iskander (@HarithIskander) January 19, 2023
According to the police, the suspect has a record of psychiatric illness. The case is currently being investigated under Sections 506 and 186 of the Penal Code.