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GEORGE TOWN: A man, brandishing a samurai sword, was shot and injured when he lunged at three policemen at a food court in Macalum Street here early today.
The 33-year-old suspect, who sustained a gunshot wound in the left leg, collapsed while his accomplice panicked and escaped on a motorcycle in the incident about 4.20am.
The injured man, from Permatang Damar Laut, was warded at the Penang Hospital.
Barat Timur Laut police chief ACP Gan Kong Meng said the suspect, whose sword was seized, had three criminal records for theft and causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.
Earlier, three policemen were patrolling the vicinity of the food court when a woman alerted them of a quarrel involving two men and a customer at a food stall.
When the policemen approached the duo, one of them who was armed with a samurai sword, attempted to attack the lawmen.
A policeman fired a shot in the direction of the man, hitting him in the leg. BERNAMA