Cop wounded on the street by man with machete

By Ngoc Tai, Mai Phuong   January 2, 2024 | 09:16 pm PT
A police officer in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang was injured when trying to apprehend a man wielding a machete on a street and threatening passers-by.

On Monday evening Duong Van Han appeared on a street in Chau Doc Town with a homemade machete, waved it around and threatened to attack people with it.

A team of police officers arrived on the scene soon to stop Han.

They tried vainly to convince him to drop the weapon.

Major Thai Van Tam, one of the officers, then approached Han with a long iron rod.

Han fiercely attacked Tam and wounded him in his right arm. Several people filmed the act.

Police approach Duong Van Han as he wields a machete on a street in Chau Doc Town of An Giang Province, Jan. 1, 2024. Video by local people

After a while the officers managed to overpower Han and seize the weapon.

The police said he was in a state of panic when arrested. It is not clear if he was high on drugs.

Tam lost a lot of blood but is now in stable condition at a local hospital.

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