Suspect of Ulu Tiram police station incident was a “lone wolf” – Minister Saifuddin

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JOHOR BARU: Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution said the suspect a 21 year old Malaysian behind the attack on the Ulu Tiram police station which killed two policemen was a “lone wolf” and is not linked to any group.

At a press conference, Saifuddin said the suspect, acted on his motivations and not related to any grand “structured plan”.

“We believe (he acted on his own) as he disassociated himself from the public. He was known to be a quiet person who rarely interacted with villagers,” he said at the state police headquarters here today.

Saifuddin said 46 people from the suspect’s village, Kampung Sungai Tiram, were initially detained for questioning. They include the suspect’s parents and three siblings.

However, Saifuddin said, seven of the 46 people will be remanded. They are being probed under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

He added, the remaining villagers were released after their statements were recorded.

Saifuddin did not disclose the motive for the attack pending the ongoing probe into the incident as reported by NST.

He urged the public against speculating on the case and gave his assurance that public safety was the police’s top priority.

Earlier, Saifuddin attended funeral prayers for the Constables Ahmad Azza Fahmi Azhar and Muhamad Syafiq Ahmad Said who were killed in yesterday’s attack on the Ulu Tiram police station.

In 2.45am incident, the suspect slashed Ahmad Azza on his neck and head, and shot Muhamad Syafiq.

The suspect also shot and injured another policeman, Corporal Mohd Hasif Roslan, before he was shot dead.

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