Yogya church sword-wielding suspect taken to Jakarta
The Jakarta Post
The National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism squad has taken Suliyono, 23, the suspect of a terror attack on the St. Lidwina Catholic church in Sleman, Yogyakarta, to Jakarta for further questioning.
“He was taken to Jakarta at around 10 p.m. local time on Tuesday by car,” Yogyakarta Police Adj. Sr. Comr. Yuliyanto told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.
He could not yet confirm whether Suliyono would be taken to the police's Mobile Brigade (Brimob) headquarters in Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java, or another place. Until now, interrogation of terror suspects in Indonesia has always been conducted at the Kelapa Dua Brimob headquarters.
“I don’t know why he was taken to Jakarta. Investigators might have certain considerations on the urgency of his transfer from Yogyakarta to Brimob headquarters,” said Yuliyanto.
As reported earlier, Suliyono, who allegedly attacked St. Lidwina congregation members on Sunday, was shot twice in his legs by Adj. First Insp. Al Munir, a member of the Gamping Police. He was later beaten by an angry mob, causing severe wounds to his head.
Suliyono was first treated at Gadjah Mada University's (UGM) Academic Hospital and later transferred to the Bhayangkara Police Hospital, before being taken to Jakarta on Tuesday evening.
Yogyakarta Police head Brig. Gen. Ahmad Dofiri said Suliyono underwent surgery to remove bullet shrapnel from his right knee on Monday evening. The police questioned him on Tuesday to find out the reasons for his terror attack at the church, which injured four Catholics and a police officer. (ebf)
On alert: Several police officers are on guard in front of the Bhayangkara Police Hospital in Yogyakarta, where suspected church attacker Suliyono was treated for gunshot wounds. Suliyono was taken to Jakarta on Feb.13 for further questioning. (JP/Bambang Muryanto)
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