TUARAN: An Australian man suffered injuries on his head and arm after he was attacked by a foreign man with a machete at Kampung Kiwoi in Tamparuli yesterday.
The 46-year-old victim is currently being warded at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for his wounds he sustained at the back of his head and arm.
Tuaran police chief DSP Dzulbaharin Ismail said a manhunt has been launched for the suspect, a Filipino man in his 30s, who had ran and hide in the jungle after the attack.
“The incident happened around 2.30pm on Thursday (Jan 24) due to a missunderstanding between both men.
“The suspect then attacked the victim with a machete before fleeing into a jungle,” said Dzulbaharin.
Dzulbaharin added that the victim is married to a local woman and reside in the village with his family.
The actual motive of the attackbis still under police investigation.
The case is currently being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon.
Meanwhile, circulated message on WhatsApp this morning believed from the victim’s friends said he has been in surgery but QE1 is very low on bloody supply.
“If you are able please go down to QE1 and quote Daniel Broadhurst to the front desk to donate blood.
“He is O+ (positive). QE1 is also low on all types of blood so please donate any blood type you can. My thoughts and wishes go out to Dan’s wife and family at this critical time. Please share out,” it said.