JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Man jailed for 30 months for attacking coronavirus checkpoint officer in Vietnam’s epicenter

Man jailed for 30 months for attacking coronavirus checkpoint officer in Vietnam’s epicenter

Friday, June 04, 2021, 14:34 GMT+7
Man jailed for 30 months for attacking coronavirus checkpoint officer in Vietnam’s epicenter
Luong Van Tien stands his trial at the People’s Court in Bac Giang Province, Vietnam, June 3, 2021 in this supplied photo.

A man from Bac Giang Province, Vietnam's largest COVID-19 epicenter, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for attacking an officer at a coronavirus checkpoint.

The People’s Court in the northern province's Yen Dung District conducted the trial of Luong Van Tien, 37, on Thursday.

Tien was handed a 30-month jail term for obstructing an on-duty law enforcement officer.

The indictment showed that he invited several friends to his home in Tien Phong Commune for a party on May 21.

That afternoon, the group relocated to a friend’s house in Noi Hoang Commune.

While at the commune’s COVID-19 checkpoint, Tien tried to cross a fence surrounding an isolated area.

He did not cooperate with officers when they asked him to leave.

The man eventually grabbed one of the officers by his shirt and punched him in the head.

Tien was later apprehended for obstruction.

At the trial, Tien insisted that he could not control his behavior due to the influence of alcohol.

Vietnam had documented 8,195 coronavirus cases as of Friday afternoon, with 3,085 recoveries and 49 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

The country has recorded 5,088 local infections in 37 provinces and cities since the fourth transmission wave hit the country on April 27.

Bac Giang has detected 2,757 cases, the highest in the country during this bout, with many of the patients recorded at local industrial parks.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Latest news