Four Chinese nationals were sent to the provincial court in Sihanoukville on Thursday after their arrest on Monday for threatening a compatriot with a knife.
Kol Phally, the provincial deputy police chief in charge of serious crime, named the four suspects as Chen Bing, 29, Zhao Qing Song, 35, Zou Guo Xing, 33, and Zhang Hong, 29.
The victim was identified as a 39-year-old Sihanoukville-based engineer. Police are investigating the reasons behind the incident.
“In the police report, the preliminary charge was attempted murder,” Phally said.
According to the report, the incident occurred around 7pm on Monday, with the suspects threatening the man inside a car. One suspect was apprehended on the spot, while the others fled the scene. The police were able to detain them later on.