|The police is at the scene of the incident. — Photo zing.vn|Viet Nam News
BÌNH THUẬN — A policeman in Phan Thiết City in the central coastal province of Bình Thuận was stabbed to death while on duty this morning.
The victim is Lieutenant Colonel Trần Văn Dũng, chief of police of Tiến Lợi Commune in Phan Thiết.
The paper reported that around 7am, a man in his twenties who was likely high on drugs stood on a stretch of National Highway 1A south of Phan Thiết and held up a knife, stopping vehicles and causing a traffic jam.
Lieutenant Colonel Trần Văn Dũng arrived at the scene to persuade the young man to let go of the knife and stop disturbing traffic; however, the man desperately tried to rush into the road. The policeman attempted to stop him and take the knife, but was stabbed in the shoulder.
The wound severed his aorta and he died on the way to hospital.
Following the stabbing, the young man fled towards Hàm Mỹ Commune of Hàm Thuận Nam District.
Cornered by local people, the man tried to take his own life with the knife. He survived a stab wound and was taken to the emergency department at Bình Thuận General Hospital.
The police are examining the scene and will handle the case according to the law. — VNS