Dubai ‘gun­man’ sent for psy­chi­atric help

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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.

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