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PUTRAJAYA: The police shot dead a man who went on a rampage wielding a samurai sword, while accompanied by a woman brandishing a similar sword, outside the Complex B of the Prime Minister's Department this afternoon.
The Prime Minister's Office is located in Complex A.
Putrajaya police chief ACP Abdul Razak Abdul Majid said unemployed Khalil Afandi Hamid, 47, died on the way to the Hospital Putrajaya.
He said that in the 2.30pm incident, Khalil Afandi and the 28-year-old woman -- a former student of the International Islamic University Malaysia -- tried to enter the guardhouse but were prevented by an auxillary policeman.
"At that juncture, the armed man trained the sword at the neck of the policeman before the duo entered the premises and began slashing the windscreen of two cars belonging to employees of the Prime Minister's Department," he said in a news conference at the Putrajaya police headquarters here today.
Abdul Razak said when members of a crime prevention branch arrived at the scene in a police patrol car, they too, were attacked by the duo.
He said a patrol car unit arrived later to try and calm the two suspects but were also set upon by the duo.
"At that juncture, a member of the patrol unit fired three shots which hit Khalil Afandi's right hand and abdomen while the woman sustained a gunshot wound in the right leg," he said.
Abdul Razak said while the man died on the way to the hospital, the woman was reported to be in stable condition at the hospital.
Initial investigations revealed that Khalil Afandi, who is survived by a son, had declared himself as 'Imam Mahadi', while the woman is a mother of two.
The dead man and the woman, who is also unemployed, were believed to have acquainted with one another, just last week.
On an allegation that they were bloggers, Abdul Razak said it was being investigated.