Ulu Tiram police station attack: Two university students detained for investigation

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JOHOR BARU: Two university students including a 22 year old male and 21 year old female were detained following an attack on Ulu Tiram police station early this morning that caused two policemen killed and the suspect was shot dead.

Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said, the students were detained for further investigation related to the attack. It is illogical to report a molest case from two years ago at 2.30am.

“Therefore we will investigate thoroughly these two students,” he said as reported by NST.

It was reported that the suspect rode his motorcycle to the back of the station as two constables were busy attending to a couple who had turned up to lodge a report on a molest incident which happened two years ago.

Armed with a “parang” he hacked one constable dead before grabbing his pistol and turning on another policeman.
He shot the second policeman dead before another constable rushed to find out what was going on.

The third constable was also slashed as he approached the suspect but managed to discharge his firearm, killing the suspect on the spot.

In another development it was reported that 20 people believed to be members of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) have been arrested in the outskirts of Johor in a raid following the attack on Ulu Tiram police station early morning today (Friday).

The 20-suspected JI members rounded up include the suspect’s five family members, aged between 19 and 62.The family lived at Kampung Sungai Tiram Ulu, which is located close to the station.

Regarding this matter, Razarudin Husain said police recovered JI related items from the suspect’s house.

He said the Special Branch would identify and haul up all JI members in Johor for questioning.

In a related matter, Razarudin said security at the Ulu Tiram and other police stations had been beefed up.


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