KUWAIT: An Egyptian imam of an Um Al-Haiman mosque was rushed to Adan Hospital after a young citizen stabbed him in the shoulder in the area’s co-op parking, said Ahmadi mosque manager Ahmed Al-Otaibi. He explained that the imam was driving his car inside the co-op’s parking when the young man approached from the wrong side of the road and asked the imam to back off, which he was in the process of doing when the young man stepped out of his vehicle, angered by what he believed was a long time taken by the imam to reverse, and stabbed him. A case was filed.
A 49-year-old American man was instantly killed and a 35-year-old Pakistani national injured in a collision in Mina Abdullah. Security sources said that the injured man was medevacked to Adan Hospital for treatment. Separately, a female citizen was severely injured when she was trapped inside her wrecked vehicle in a collision along Fahaheel Expressway. Security sources said that the woman was rushed to Adan Hospital’s intensive care unit.
A 17-year-old citizen narrowly escaped death when five others attacked him at a sport center in Sabahiya, breaking his skull and stabbing him in the chest and back. Security sources said that the assailants also injured a Somali man who tried to help the victim, before they fled the scene. The citizen was admitted to the intensive care unit while the Somali man is being treated at Adan Hospital. Eyewitnesses reported that the assaulted man told them the assailants were his schoolmates.
A fire broke out at Sulaibikhat police station detention, said security sources, noting that the blaze resulted from a short circuit and a blanket caught fire. The flames were extinguished and no casualties were reported.
Fake cop caught
A citizen was arrested for impersonating a police detective and robbing an Asian woman in Salmiya. According to the woman, the suspect and his Iranian accomplice stopped her in a Salmiya street claiming to be police detectives, then snatched her purse with KD 170 in it. The citizen was identified and arrested, while the Iranian is still at large.
Con artist arrested
A Syrian man wanted for multiple fraud cases filed by citizens was arrested by Hawally detectives. The suspect managed to lure the victims into starting a business with him before he took their money and vanished.
Sheep thieves detained
A five-member gang was arrested in Jahra for stealing sheep and reselling them, said security sources, noting that investigations are underway to determine the number of thefts the suspect had committed.
A search is on for an unidentified person who used an air rifle to shoot at pedestrians in Salmiya and injured an Egyptian in his forties. – Al-Rai and Al-Anbaa