MIRI: A man armed with a parang ran amok and attacked his mother and brother at Kampung Tiris, Sibuti near here on Sunday.
The man, in his 30s, was believed to be high on drugs when he went beserk during the 5.30pm incident.
It was learnt his mother, in her 60s, and his 41-year-old brother just returned home from town before they were confronted by the suspect.
“Out of sudden, the suspect ran amok and pointed his parang towards his mother and brother.
“A commotion ensued between the suspect and his brother, who tried to protect his mother.
“The suspect was overpowered by his brother, who managed to grab the parang from the assailant,” sources close to the police investigation team said.
The suspect’s mother and brother were not injured during the attack. The suspect, however, fled the scene after the incident.
A police report has been lodged at the Bekenu police station near here over the incident. A manhunt has also been launched against the suspect.