(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The police believe that the suspects were under the influence of tramadol which could be confirmed only after the results of their blood tests come
Braving violent resistance the ajman police managed to arrest four emirati youths and an iranian who allegedly caused a ruckus and attacked residents with knives and swords in al rawdah area after firing warning gunshots and a hot chase in the early hours of thursday.
Two fleeing suspects ran over two officers with their car and smashed a police vehicle.
The injured officers are currently receiving treatment at khalifa hospital.
The police believe that the suspects were under the influence of tramadol which could be confirmed only after the results of their blood tests come. they have a record of having involved in many crimes.
The weapons confiscated from the suspects. — supplied photo
Speaking at a press conference lt-colonel abdullah saif al matroushi director of investigation and criminal search said the police received a call around 2am about a group clash in which youths were using sharp weapons in al rawdah. the officers who rushed to the area saw four emiratis and an iranian carrying swords. when the cops asked them to hand over the weapons and turn themselves in they resisted violently.
While the police managed to arrest a 26-year-old emirati who was in an abnormal condition two others identified as a.s. and g.g.s. both aged 20 fled the scene in a car towards the main road. while a police vehicle chased them two officers blocked the road with their car and fired warning bullets to make them stop and surrender. however the suspects continued driving and knocked the officers down with their car and crashed the same into the police vehicle blocking their way.
They were finally forced to stop. they tried to escape again but were arrested. on searching their car the police found four swords and other sharp weapons.
In the meantime another emirati suspect identified as 25-year-old a.b.s. turned himself in to the police who also managed to arrest the iranian suspect from sharjah later.
Lt-colonel al matroushi said the police would not tolerate such violent activities threatening the lives of people and the security and stability of the society.
In the light of the incident the police launched a campaign in the emirate to confiscate weapons found in the hands of youths and urged parents to watch the activities of their children and prevent them from carrying weapons.