|Monday, 09 July 2012 18:49|
PUTRAJAYA: The man who was shot by police in a shocking amok incident at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) here today has died from his injuries.
This was confirmed by KL police’s criminal investigation department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Datuk Ku Chin Wah.
Speaking to Malaysian Digest, he said the 46-year-old man identified as Khalil Afandi Abd Hamid was rushed to the Putrajaya Hospital but died from his wounds.
The woman has been identified as Muhdalina Ahmad, 28.
“I can confirm that the man has died from his injuries,” he said.
Ku said police were still investigating the possible motive for the attack, but declined further comment.
The attack at the PM’s office this afternoon began when a couple showed up at the location at 2.30pm, demanding to enter the premises.
A voluntary police constable on duty had met them at the gate, and denied them permission after they failed to produce an official reason.
The couple became enraged and produced two samurai swords, threatening the officers in charge.
The two then charged into Block B of the complex and went amok, destroying the windscreens of several vehicles parked there.
Within moments, a police MPV patrol team arrived at the scene and attempted to calm down the suspects but failed.
When the couple charged at them with their weapons, police opened fire. The woman was shot in her left thigh while the man was shot in the arm and thigh.
They wanted to “overthrow the government”
Meanwhile, a female PMO staff who witnessed the incident told Malaysian Digest that the couple appeared to be in an agitated state when police attempted to talk to them.
“When they were at the compound gate, they declared “Kami nak gulingkan kerajaan” (We are here to overthrow the government).
“The policemen attempted to calm them down, but they went berserk. They smashed a Perodua Kancil as well as a Proton Wira parked nearby. They appeared crazy,” said the woman.
“The officers got down from the vehicle and tried to placate the couple. They didn’t seem to care and instead, just charged headlong towards the policemen.
“The policemen then fired several rounds at the suspects and stopped them in their tracks. Police kept watch over them until an ambulance showed up and took them away,” she said.
News of the incident spread quickly among the online community, with Twitter users busy re-tweeting the initial alert.
Despite confirmation of the death by police, doubt remained over the death of one of the suspects as a picture of the male suspect nursing his wounds was being shared by Twitter users.