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Military bodyguard held over road rage death threat

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times No Comments Share:
Lt Col Moy had his pistol and ammunition seized. Supplied

A military bodyguard has been arrested for threatening to kill a government official over a minor traffic accident in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district.
 
The suspect was identified as Lieutenant Colonel Keo Mov, 41, a bodyguard with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces’ Brigade E70.
 
Lay Vibol, an officer with Kandal Stung district military police, said the bodyguard was arrested on Monday evening.
 
The violent incident took place that afternoon when a government official bumped his car into the bodyguard’s military-issue vehicle.
 
The suspect did not know the victim was a government official, Mr Vibol said.  
 
“He got angry at the victim for hitting his car, so he took out his gun and pointed it at his head, threatening to shoot him,” he explained. “Then he got in his car and fled.”  
 
The victim phoned local military police and asked them to intervene. After arresting the suspect that day, officers confiscated his pistol and several bullets.  
 
Mr Vibol said the bodyguard was preliminarily accused of illegal weapon use and attempted murder. He has been detained and will appear at Kandal provincial court for questioning today.

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