Man storms police station, threatens to kill constable

Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed. (Sun Photo/Mohamed Muzain Nazim)

Police arrested a man on Sunday, who he barged into the Maafannu Police Station and threatened to kill one of the constables.

Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed tweeted that the man in question was affiliated with a known organized crime group in Maafannu district of Male’ City.

According to Hameed, the man barged into the Maafannu Police Station after another person affiliated with the same group was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Hameed said more of the group’s members had gathered outside the police station after the incident, and that they would all be taken action against.

“We will take action against groups that engage in crimes, actions that violate standard community standards, and create fear within the community!” warned Hameed.

The incident comes after three off-duty Drug Enforcement Department (DED) officers were attacked with weapons by at least eight people two weeks back. Hameed said the attack was carried out by members of a known crime group in Henveiru district.