18-year-old man arrested for electrocuting, stabbing cop

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Lieutenant Nguyen Quoc Nam is being treated at the Dak Lak General Hospital. Photo credit: Dan Tri Lieutenant Nguyen Quoc Nam is being treated at the Dak Lak General Hospital. Photo credit: Dan Tri

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Police in Dak Lak Province arrested an 18-year-old man Sunday for allegedly injuring an officer who tried to stop him from fighting with his girlfriend and landlord.
At around 4:30 p.m. Sunday Ho Van Tuan reportedly quarreled with his girlfriend at their home in Y Ngong Street, Buon Ma Thuot town.
When his landlord attempted to calm him down, he began to throw stones at him.
Upon the landlord’s complaint, the ward police sent Lieutenant Nguyen Quoc Nam and local official Le Van Duc to investigate.
When Nam attempted to arrest him, Tuan suddenly attacked him with an electroshock weapon.
He then whipped out a knife and stabbed the paralyzed officer before fleeing.
Duc also sustained an injury in his hand.
Bui Truong Phong, director of the Dak Lak General Hospital, said Nam had a wound each in his head, shoulder and abdomen.
“He is in stable condition and we are closely monitoring his health,” he told the media late Sunday.

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