A man suffered severe injuries to his face, legs, and abdomen after being allegedly stabbed by a chicken rice vendor during a brawl at the Lebuh Cecil public market. The 26-year-old victim, now in stable condition, was swiftly transferred to Penang Hospital for treatment.
Penang Market Knife Assault
The Northeast District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Soffian Santong, reported that they received a distress call around 3 PM. Upon reaching the scene, they discovered the victim covered in blood due to the alleged stabbing.
The 51-year-old suspect was successfully apprehended around 6:30 PM in the Lebuh Macullum area. The incident appears to have stemmed from a debt-related issue, as initial investigations suggest.