Traffic cop knifes prison guard for dirty look in Northern Vietnam

By Thai Uyen, Thanh Nien News

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Police in the northern province of Hung Yen are investigating a daylight machete attack by a traffic cop on a prison guard.
The fight allegedly exploded out of an unsavory look.
Investigators say a 25-year-old traffic cop named Tran Dinh Hien stabbed 25-year-old Pham Van Diep, a guard for the province’s Detention Camp Unit,  in the street on Sunday afternoon.
Hien was allegedly going around with ten friends when Diep caught his eye.
Hien claimed Diep had given his group a “mischievous look” and was not happy about it.
He rallied his group to challenge Diep and drew a machete into the fight.
Diep suffered cuts to his left arms before attempting to call for help.
One of Hien’s friends reportedly snatched away Diep's iPhone before locals rushed him to the hospital.
A group of police officers arrived to detain Hien and his friends.
Among his first statements, Hien announced he had never had a previous conflict with Diep as they did not know each other.

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