Police detain machete-wielding woman

Police detain the female suspect (centre) and seized a machete used in the incident.

MIRI: A machete-wielding woman was detained after she allegedly threatened her next-door neighbour at Kampung Pasir, Lutong early Sunday (July 4).

The 28-year-old suspect had allegedly threatened a 24-year-old housewife during a quarrel which had ensued around 1.50am in front of the victim`s front gate.

It is believed that the commotion occurred after the suspect had spoken ill of the housewife.

Following the provocation, the housewife reportedly punched the suspect on her cheek which resulted in the commotion.

A police report over the incident was lodged by the housewife which led to the suspect`s arrest.

Miri police chief ACP Hakemal Hawari said that the case is being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.