PETALING JAYA: The police had to taser a mentally-challenged man in Kajang after he allegedly stabbed a neighbour in the chest following a quarrel.
During the 4.36am incident at Taman Cheras Jaya on Saturday, the neighbour was having a conversation with his brother when the man suddenly joined in.
Immediately, both the neighbour and the man started quarrelling.
That was when the man suddenly took out a knife and stabbed the neighbour, 31, in the chest.
Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Othman Nanyan said after the attack, the 34-year-old suspect fled while the neighbour’s brother quickly tended to his wounds.
The neighbour, who was rushed to the hospital, survived the attack and is currently in stable condition.
“Initial investigation showed that the man has a history of creating problems in the neighbourhood and he suffers from some mental health issues. There have been police reports lodged against him,” said ACP Othman.
After investigations, police then went to the suspect’s home at about 4pm and was met by family members.
He said after some discussions, the suspect’s family managed to persuade the man to turn himself in but he suddenly turned aggressive, forcing the police to taser him.
He was later brought to Hospital Kuala Lumpur for treatment.
ACP Othman said according to his family, the suspect had not been treated for his mental health issues.