Man admits to attacking cop

DUBAI — An unemployed national has pleaded guilty to the charges of assaulting a police officer.

The 37-year-old defendant admitted he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident and claimed he suffered from schizophrenia.

Judge Abdul Majid Al Nezami of the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance put off the hearing to August 11 and sought the medical report from Rashid Hospital on the defendant's mental state.

In early March this year the accused had a verbal brawl with an off-duty police officer at a nightclub in Deira.

According to the court records, the accused was very intoxicated on the night of the incident. He went out of the nightclub to come back a short while later, accompanied by two men. Together the three men assaulted the victim and the accused slashed the police officer's palm with a knife. The police officer managed to arrest one of them, while the other two are still at large.

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