BEAUFORT: A man suspected of hallucinating after sniffing glue climbed a 6-meter high bridge today.
The incident was noticed by a police team while conducting Movement Control Order (PKP) Compliance and Enforcement operation.
They spotted the 20-year-old man at 10.30 am this morning.
Beaufort District Police Deputy Superintendent Yusoff Zaki Mat Yaacob said the police tried to coerce the man in coming down from the bridge.
However, the man refused to listen.
After repeated attempts at persuasion failed, the police contacted the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) for assistance.
A spokesman for the Operations Centre (PGO) of the Sabah Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) confirmed that they received an emergency call at 10.44 am.
Thus, nine members and officers were dispatched to the area, along with heavy machinery.
When the fire brigade arrived at the scene, a male victim was stranded on the bridge.”
The man was subsequently rescued by the fire department using a ladder.
Yaacob said that the man was taken to the Beaufort Police Station for documentation as soon as he was brought down from the 6-meter high bridge.
“Examination of the man’s duffel bag led to the discovery of plastic and a can of glue.”
“The man involved is detained for investigation according to Section 23 of the Criminal Procedure Code (KPJ),” he stated.
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