PETALING JAYA: Hafizul Hawari, the 38-year-old suspect behind the shooting incident at the arrival terminal of the KLIA, has finally been arrested by the police in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Razarudin Husain (pix) who confirmed the matter to Berita Harian said the suspect was arrested at a location in Kota Bharu, around 3pm, today.

“Yes. I confirm (the arrest). The suspect was arrested at Kota Bharu. A press conference will be held by either the Bukit Aman CID chief or the state police chief in the nearest time,” he was quoted as saying.

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In the 1.20 am incident, the suspect fired two shots at his wife at the entrance of the arrival hall but missed, and one shot hit her bodyguard in the abdomen. The suspect fled in a car and headed towards the north.

The bodyguard was seriously injured and admitted to hospital, and Hussein said his condition was reported to be stable.

Police said the suspect had a personal vendetta against his wife and they were in the process of getting a divorce.

Hussein said police had recorded statements from 11 witnesses, including the suspect’s wife, policemen and airport security personnel.

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