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Handcuffed man broke free of police escort and leapt to his death - Penang police

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Modified 11 Aug 2020, 6:59 am
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Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the Penang police chief's statement.

A man who fell to his death at the Georgetown Court Complex while handcuffed had broken free and flung himself through a window on the complex's fifth floor, said Penang police chief Sahabuddin Abd Manan.

"On Monday, Aug 10, 2020, at around 12.15, I received the news from police at the Georgetown Court Complex that a detainee had fallen from the fifth floor of the building and died on the spot."

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