When you think of crime analysts here in the U.S. you usually think of a a rather bookish civilian employee of a police department. One who's contribution to fighting crime consists of charts, graphs and bulletins. This story from the Malaysian National News Agency shows their crime analysts in a slightly different light.
Shah Alam Police Chief ACP Ahmad Zahedi Ayob said the man, armed with a parang, had earlier attacked three police officers and his house mate on the second floor of the flat at 9.53pm.
While escaping from the man, one of the police officers knocked down the crime analysis, aged 43.
"While on the floor, the parang wielding man tried to attack the crime analyst who had no choice but to fire his HK P30 pistol in defence," he told reporters here Wednesday.
The crime analyst who has a licence to carry fire arms, suffered injuries to his right knee and finger during the attack.
If you didn't know, a parang is a traditional Malaysian machete.
And to think that at work I'm only armed with a very deadly PowerPoint presentation.