Terror suspect who tried to mow down police officer jailed for assault
A TERROR suspect who tried to mow down a police officer to evade arrest has been jailed for 12 months.
The incident happened when the 52-year-old Bahraini was stopped at a police checkpoint in Bilad Al Qadeem and was asked for his identification.
The policeman speaking to the fugitive was then informed by his colleague over a walkie-talkie that the man had an arrest warrant against him.
The defendant, who overheard the conversation, drove through the checkpoint, over the officer’s foot and fled to a nearby village.
He was arrested later that night.
The incident occurred on January 9 last year.
The High Criminal Court yesterday found him guilty of assault and attempted murder.
The defendant was wanted in connection with a terror related case.