A 49-year-old police officer was arrested on Wednesday after he threw a knife at his son, missing his target and striking a three-year-old boy riding a bicycle by his house in Chbar Ampov district.
The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at the officer’s home, where he was having an argument with his 21-year-old son, berating him for skipping school to hang out with his gangster friends.
Chan Thol, a Chbar Ampov district police officer, identified the suspect as Major Huth Saroeun, a police officer with the Ministry of Interior.
Mr Thol noted that the suspect has been accused by police of causing involuntary bodily harm under aggravating circumstances.
Mr Thol said that on the day of the violence, Maj Saroeun threw a long knife at his son, but missed his target and the knife instead struck a three-year-old boy riding a bicycle by his house.
“He was angry at his son and threw the knife toward him,” he said. “But the knife flew through the air and ended up hitting a boy going past the house on a bicycle.”
“It caused serious injuries and knocked the boy unconscious,” he added.
Mr Thol said police later arrested the suspect, who remains in police custody, and noted the boy remains in hospital recovering from his serious injuries.