13 May 2017
Hostage taker just wanted a way home
by muguntan vanar
KOTA KINABALU: A 27-year-old man who held a woman hostage at knifepoint for two hours had broken into a house hoping to steal enough money to return to his family in Sandakan.
The father of two told police that he had wanted to steal some money at Taman Istimewah here before heading home.
“We believe he was on drugs and was not very stable at the time of the incident,” Kota Kinabalu deputy police chief Supt George Abd Rakman said, adding that checks showed that the suspect had no previous records.
Supt George said the suspect came to Kota Kinabalu about two or three months ago following some family problems.
“He did not have a steady job and sometimes worked as a dish washer at coffeeshops,” he said.
Supt George said police would record a statement from the 25-year-old victim after she recovers from the trauma.
10 May 2017
Hostage drama unfolding in Kota Kinabalu
KOTA KINABALU: A hostage situation is unfolding in Jalan Damai here as a man holds a woman at knifepoint.
The man, who is not wearing a shirt can be seen holding on to the woman from behind while holding a knife to her neck.
Police have cordoned off Jalan Damai as negotiators attempt to calm the man down and persuade him to release his hostage.
The motive of the man’s actions is not immediately known.It is believed that the woman was taken from a house on Harrington Road near Luyang Restaurant and dragged to Jalan Damai at about 7.30pm.
Kota Kinabalu deputy OCPD Supt George Abd Rahman is at the scene.As at 9.20pm, the man can be seen sitting on the road, with the knife still on the woman’s neck. The woman is holding what appears to be a mobile phone in her hand.
Police successfully defuse Kota Kinabalu hostage situation
KOTA KINABALU: A tense hostage situation that took place on Jalan Damai here with a man holding a woman at knifepoint has been defused.
During the nerve-wracking standoff with the police, a shirtless man held on to the woman from behind while holding a knife to her neck.
It is believed that he had taken the woman from a house on Harrington Road near Luyang Restaurant and dragged her to Jalan Damai at about 7.30pm Wednesday.
Police cordoned off the road as negotiators attempted to calm the man down and persuade him to release his hostage.
At 9.20pm, the man was seen sitting on the road, with the knife still on the woman’s neck. The woman held what appeared to be a mobile phone in her hand.
A few minutes later at 9.36pm, police swarmed in and overpowered the man.
By 9.43pm, the hostage situation was over with police detaining the man, while the woman was given medical treatment.
According to police, the suspect is a foreigner in his late 20s.
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KOTA KINABALU: A robber broke into a house in Jalan Kolam, here and held the house owner’s daughter ransom.
The robber holding a knife had threatened to kill the daughter.
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10 May 2017
Man holds woman hostage on busy Kota Kinabalu street
KOTA KINABALU: A man has taken a woman hostage in Damai here at about 7.45pm.
It is understood that the armed man had broken into a house in the area and had taken the woman by force.
The home owner was said to have alerted the police.
Videos of the hostage incident have since gone viral with footages showing police trying to negotiate with the man as he slowly makes his way down a busy street with his hostage.
It was learned that the man had started acting aggressively when the police arrived at the scene. He locked one arm around the woman’s neck and held her at knifepoint.
Police have since closed down a section of the busy road and a team has been deployed to surround the area.