Man arrested for assaulting police
A man was arrested yesterday after attacking a traffic police officer following an accident in Ahmadi yesterday. Video footage showing a man in a dishdasha (traditional dress) assaulting a traffic policeman went viral on social media yesterday, prompting local authorities to launch an investigation into the matter. Investigations revealed that the police officer intervened to break up a fight between the suspect and an Asian national after the two were involved in a minor accident. The man ended up assaulting the officer before he was arrested. The man faces criminal charges after the motorist he assaulted provided a medical report showing that he suffered a broken nose as a result of the attack, while the officer also suffered bruises due to the assault, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.