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Cleaver attacker sent to Phnom Penh court

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The Chinese national holds a meat cleaver and a female hostage on Street 432 in Phnom Penh on Saturday. Local news

Cleaver attacker sent to Phnom Penh court

A Chinese national was sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Sunday after he allegedly slashed a police official and an old woman with a meat cleaver the day before.

Chamkarmon district deputy police chief Heang Tharet told The Post that the suspect, Jin Chun, 37, was apprehended on Saturday afternoon after he seriously injured Mao Samnang, a police official in Kamkarmon district, and Meas Saly, 70, a sugarcane vendor.

“The suspect was sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged with intentional violence. At the moment, the municipal court is interrogating him,” Tharet said.

The local police report, which The Post has received, said before the incident the man wielded a cleaver and shouted loudly along Street 432 in Boeng Trabek commune, Chamkamon district, Phnom Penh and slashed himself in the head several times. His body was soaked with blood.

Chamkarmon district police official Mao Samnang tried to seize the cleaver but was slashed in the right hand.

The suspect then tried to take Saly hostage and slashed her once in the head while also threatening the authorities. The woman managed to free herself from the suspect.

The two victims were immediately rushed to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital for treatment. Bystanders and authorities then jointly captured the man who was handcuffed and taken to the same hospital. He was subsequently sent to the municipal court for legal action.

“A urine test showed that the suspect [tested positive for] addictive substances,” said Chamkarmon district police chief Yin San.

He told The Post: “Mao Samnang suffered a deep cut while Saly received six stitches for the cut she sustained. Both of them have been warded at the hospital.”

Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Ly Sophana told The Post on Sunday that the case has been sent to the court and interrogation is ongoing.

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