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Tourist Hospitalized After Sword Attack in Bali

A South Korean tourist was hospitalized on Monday after he was attacked by a sword-wielding assailant in a botched carjacking attempt.


Kim Seong-cheol, 42, was returning to his car parked on Jalan Darmawangsa in South Kuta when a man riding a motorcycle brandished a sword and attacked him. The victim fought back but was injured when the would-be thief slashed Kim’s left arm with the sword.

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The attacker, identified as Alexander Sakan, 29, from Kupang, then fled the scene in Kim’s car.

Kim’s shouts for help were heard by people near to the crime scene and a group of vigilantes pursued Alexander on motorcycles and on foot.

Alexander abandoned the car after it crashed into a government office building, running to the beach in an attempt to flee on a speed boat.

The crowd managed to apprehend him after the boat’s engine failed to start. The mob began attacking Alexander before police arrived to rescue him.

Source: The Jakarta Globe | Author: Made Arya Kencana | Image: NPS – Roberto Insalata


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