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Penjaringan Police attacker 'wanted to be shot'

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, November 9, 2018 | 04:17 pm
Penjaringan Police attacker 'wanted to be shot' An officer interrogates a man who allegedly attacked officers at the Penjaringan Police headquarters in North Jakarta on Friday. (Via kompas.com/Polsek Metro Penjaringan)

A man, 31, suffering from depression, who reportedly attacked officers at the Penjaringan Police headquarters in North Jakarta on Friday morning, wanted to be shot dead, police say.

“The suspect Rohandi was depressed because he had inoperable lymph node cancer,” Penjaringan Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Rachmat Sumekar said as quoted by kompas.com on Friday.

“He wanted to be shot dead by the cops,” he said.

Rachmat added that the attack was not linked to any terrorist group.

Rohandi went to the police headquarters at around 1:35 a.m. armed with a machete and a butcher’s knife and allegedly attacked the officers while shouting Takbir (Allah is Great).

Adj. Comr. MA Irawan suffered a minor wound to his arm during the attack.

Rohani was arrested after a crime division officer shot him in his left arm. 

The police confiscated the machete, butcher's knife, a backpack, a hat, a jacket and a Yamaha Vega ZR motorcycle. (gis)

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