Cop stabbed to death in mall

Muscat, Dec 30 – A police officer was stabbed to death in a busy shopping mall in Oman on Saturday morning. Confirming the incident, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) said a man attacked the officer with a knife at City Center Muscat. The attacker has been arrested.
Two others were injured in the incident.
According to the police, the man was found walking in the mall and his “behaviour indicated he might pose threat to the passersby”. A patrol team was rushed to the spot.
When the police officer approached him, he assaulted him with a knife, resulting in his death. “There is enough evidence to show the suspect is mentally ill and a knife was used in the crime,” said the ROP.
The ROP extended the “deepest condolences” to the family of the deceased. ROP’s Captain
Mohammed bin Salam al Hashami said one of the injured is receiving treatment at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital. His condition is said to be stable. The accused too suffered minor injuries and is being treated at the same hospital.