Dubai ‘gunman’ sent for psychiatric help
A man who terrified bus drivers by threatening them with his daughter’s toy gun to stop them from speeding has been ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment. The Indian accused, 35, stopped in front of a bus before approaching the driver and warned him he would “kill him” if he saw him speeding again. The man was arrested in the car park at Global Village, Dubai, on March 2 after complaints were made about his behaviour to police by three bus drivers. The offender said he meant no harm and brandished the plastic weapon only to warn the drivers about the dangers of driving too fast. When he appeared at Dubai Criminal Court in May, the man denied three counts of issuing threats. Rather than finding him guilty, the court referred the father for treatment at a psychiatry and therapy unit.