Drunk Man Pulls Out A Gun After Arguing With His Friend At A Mall In Bandar Utama

The man, who had a gun license, was said to have been waving it around after a heated argument with his friend.

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A 61-year-old drunk man was detained by police after he pulled out a gun at Centrepoint, Bandar Utama on Wednesday, 8 August

The elderly man was said to have been in a heated argument with his friend when he fell and hit a restaurant table, reported Malaysiakini. 

According to Petaling Jaya District police chief ACP Md Zani Che Din, the restaurant owner immediately called for an ambulance

As paramedics were treating his injury, things took a sudden unexpected turn when the suspect pulled out a pistol and started to look for the friend he was arguing with.

"This caused panic among the members of the public, who immediately called police through the emergency line," said Zani in a statement yesterday

Checks showed that the man was licensed to carry the gun however, he is currently being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation using a firearm.

The whole incident took place at 6pm. Based on CCTV footage, police confirmed that the man had indeed fallen and hit his head on his own.

No shooting took place at the scene as initially rumoured by some social media users

According to Harian Metro, the suspect was taken to Universiti Malaya Medical Center (PPUM) to get treated for his injury after the incident.

Police were recording the man's friend's conversation on the scene, said Zani.

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