Vietnamese carjacker arrested for deadly rampage

By Thuy Hang – Linh Linh, Thanh Nien News

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A photo provided by police in Quang Ninh Province shows Hoang Quoc Viet, 33, being handcuffed after causing a series of road crashes that killed a person and injured four others when speeding a robbed car July 14, 2014 A photo provided by police in Quang Ninh Province shows Hoang Quoc Viet, 33, being handcuffed after causing a series of road crashes that killed a person and injured four others when speeding a robbed car July 14, 2014

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Quang Ninh Province police arrested a carjacker on Monday for a violent rampage that left one man dead and four others injured.
Hoang Quoc Viet, 33, was arrested soon after killing Pham Van Phuc, a 52-year-old bank employee.
A police report said Viet -- a resident of neighboring Lang Son Province -- began his spree by stealing a machete from a café.
Police say he then stopped a 12-seater passenger van and pressed the blade to the neck of driver Tong Van Hau, 42, and demanded that he step down. After Hau cooperated, Viet slashed him on the side of the head sending him crumpling to the ground.
Viet then took off down the road, where he struck a pedestrian Pham Dinh Cuong, 24, dragging the young man under the car.
A crew of civilians mounted motorbikes and tried to stop him.
One such person, Nguyen Tien Dan, 26, was rammed down the road. Dan's feet were crushed in the accident.
The car continued to hurtle down the road until one of the pursuing motorbikes became stuck under the car.
At that point, Viet stopped the vehicle and scared off his pursuers by brandishing the machete. Then he returned to the vehicle and drove on.
Viet crossed into the oncoming traffic lane and hit Phuc who was carrying a colleague Vi Thanh Tung, 25, on a motorbike.
Phuc died on the spot, Tung currently remains in critical condition.
Viet's rampage came to an end when he drove up onto a sidewalk and crashed into an electric pole.
Police said Viet was likely drunk or under the influence of drugs during his violent and dangerous spree.
Most of the severely injured victims have been rushed to Mong Cai Hospital.

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