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Man detained for bomb hoax


KUALA LUMPUR: A man was detained for claiming he was a member of the Daesh militant group and heading to the Defence Ministry (MINDEF)
in Jalan Padang Tembak here with a bomb, at about 8 pm tonight.

Wangsa Maju District Police chief Supt Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif said the 30-year-old suspect was detained at the guard post upon his arrival in a taxi.

He said preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect was mentally unstable and claimed he had received the order from the Yang DiPertuan Agong to go to MINDEF and meet important people at the ministry.

“The taxi driver who heard that the suspect was carrying a bomb, immediately jumped out of the taxi upon arrival at the guard post, while the suspect remained seated in the taxi,” he said in a statement today.

He said a military intelligence officer managed to drag the suspect out of the taxi and took him to a room in the guard hall.

Mohamad Roy said further checks on the suspect revealed that he was carrying a power bank, medicine, prayer beads, a pen, some coins and cash RM45 in his sling bag.

“The suspect was then handed over to the police and taken to the Tun Razak Police Station for further investigations,” he said, adding all the items
belonging to the suspect were seized.

Earlier, the suspect, who did not have any crime record, was suspected to have stopped the taxi in Gombak at about 6 pm and asked to be taken to MINDEF.- BERNAMA


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