BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they fatally shot a French citizen after he stabbed a policeman to death while resisting arrest on the resort island of Bali.
Bali police chief Maj. Gen. Sugeng Priyanto said Amokrane Sabet, reportedly a former mixed martial arts fighter, was shot during a skirmish Monday in front of his rented villa in Badung.
Priyanto said police had received complaints from residents who described the 49-year-old Sabet as a violent troublemaker.
He said Sabet, whose tourist visa expired last September, brandished a knife when police and immigration officers came to arrest him.
He said Sabet chased the officers and repeatedly stabbed a policeman who fell to the ground. Priyanto said police shot him after he ignored warning shots.