Enraged knife-wielding man stabs motorist in Kerobokan

A neighborhood man prompted panic at a busy intersection in Kerobokan this morning after he brandished a knife and stabbed a motorist in rage. Police say they’ve arrested the perpetrator after a video of the incident went viral.

In a one-minute clip acquired by Coconuts Bali this morning, a person carrying all-white Balinese conventional apparel could be seen prancing across the Semer intersection (one might acknowledge this website by the airplane statue on the Gate88 constructing) with a large smile whereas holding a knife. 

Individuals who took the video, who had been all inside a automotive, had been terrified as they noticed the person waving his knife round as if he was going to slash the handfuls of motorcyclists who had been caught on the intersection. In some unspecified time in the future, he approached one motorist – who gave the impression to be on the fallacious place on the fallacious time – earlier than punching him and stabbing him within the again.

The sufferer managed to drive off after the stabbing.

Chatting with Coconuts Bali, Bali Police spokesman Stefanus Satake Bayu Setianto acknowledged that the person, recognized as PKW, 23, was later arrested by the North Kuta Police.

“In keeping with an eyewitness, the perpetrator was concerned in a bike crash earlier and have become enraged after which threatened and attacked others,” he mentioned.

Stefanus defined that PKW was concerned in a bike crash earlier this morning with one other motorist recognized as IKP, 19. IKP reportedly crashed into PKW’s motorcycle as a result of the latter ran the crimson mild with one hand holding his mobile phone.

(UPDATE: one other video depicting the incident went viral. Stefanus confirmed the authenticity of the video).

Regardless of the incident sounding prefer it was PKW’s fault, IKP apologized to him anyway. But PKW nonetheless threatened IKP together with his knife. {The teenager}, who suffered minor accidents to his leg as a result of crash, managed to hurry away from the scene. 

The opposite sufferer was recognized as KS, 23, who was stabbed by PKW as seen within the video. Police say he has a stab wound on his proper shoulder, and he additionally suffered from shortness of breath and was instantly handled at Mangusada Hospital.

As for PKW, Stefanus mentioned that he has been arrested. The spokesman despatched Coconuts Bali a video documenting the arrest. 

“The perpetrator is suspected of affected by a psychological sickness,” Stefanus mentioned.

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