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Jakarta Post

Three policemen injured in Tangerang knife attack

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 20, 2016   /  11:36 am
Three policemen injured in Tangerang knife attack

Three policemen were injured when they were attacked by man armed with knives and what may have been homemade bombs in the Cikokol area of Tangerang, Banten, on Thursday morning.

The attack took place on Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan near Yupentek School in Cikokol at 7:10 a.m., Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr . Awi Setiyono said. Police personnel shot the attacker in the legs three times and took  him to Kramat Jati Hospital in East Jakarta.

"The suspect attacked wildly using a dagger and he was also throwing two sticks resembling explosive devices," Awi told journalists in a press statement on Thursday.

Police say the alleged attacker was an unemployed 22-year-old, identified only as SA.

The three injured policemen have been named as Tangerang Police chief Comr. Efendi who was stabbed in the abdomen, First. Insp. Bambang Haryadi who also suffered stab wounds to the abdomen while traffic police Chief. Brig Sukardi suffered wounds to his back and right arm.

Police seized a knife, a dagger, two suspected pipe bombs, a backpack, a white turban and a sticker that was stuck to a traffic police post at the scene.

Tangerang Police personnel have been deployed to secure the crime scene and the area, Awi added.

The story is developing. (rin)

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