KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested a 52-year-old man for allegedly threatening to kill a journalist over his report on a gunbattle on Dec 25 in which four men were shot dead.

Sentul police chief Beh Eng Lai said the man had threatened the journalist in a phone call. He was arrested on Jan 5, after the journalist lodged a report on Dec 28.

“Preliminary investigations revealed the man is the father of one of four suspects shot dead by police in Sungai Buloh on Dec 25,” he said.

He was released yesterday on police bail.

Police shot dead four men after a robbery at a house in Rawang, near here, on Dec 25. The men had reportedly rammed into a female GrabFood rider and dragged her for a few metres. When one suspect got out of the car, armed with a parang, the police fired a few more shots killing all four suspects at the scene.


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