Machete-wielding man held for threatening neighbour

Policemen with the suspect (second right).

MIRI: A man was detained after he threatened his neighbour with a machete on Sunday (Aug 22) in Lutong.

The suspect, 44, was arrested at 1.35pm following a report lodged by the victim.

The suspect is said to have approached the front gate of his neighbour’s house at 12.45am and started shouting and screaming.

Feared for her family’s safety, the complainant, a housewife, 24, and her husband did not go out of their house.

During the incident, the man was spotted hurling a garbage bin at the complainant’s gate, damaging her car’s rear window and the gate lights.

Miri police chief ACP Hakemal Hawari confirmed the arrest made when contacted. Also seized was a 43-cm long machete.

The actual cause of the incident is not immediately known.

The case is being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation and Section 427 of the Penal Code for mischief.