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Mako Brimob riot: Officers injured, say Police

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 9, 2018   /   09:03 am
Mako Brimob riot: Officers injured, say Police Police officers cordon off the road in front of the National Police's Mobile Brigade Command headquarters (Mako Brimob) in Depok, West Java, early Wednesday morning. A riot reportedly broke out around 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening in the detention center at the Brimob headquarters. (Kompas.com/Abba Gabrillin)

The National Police have announced that several police officers were injured during the riot that broke out on Tuesday evening at the Mobile Brigade Command headquarters (Mako Brimob) in Depok, West Java. The police said there were no fatalities.

National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. M. Iqbal said at a press conference early Wednesday morning that the police were still handling the riot between officers and detainees at the Brimob headquarters.

No police officers had been killed in the incident as of 1 a.m. Wednesday, said Iqbal.

Read also: BREAKING: Riot reported at Depok terrorist detention center

“We’re undertaking police action, either through a soft approach or other measures,” he said as quoted by tempo.co.

He declined to elaborate on what started the riot, which occurred in the detention center at the Brimob headquarters. “We will inform you later,” he said.

He asked the public not to trust any information or photographs circulating on social media. 

Brimob's Depok headquarters has a detention center that is holding a number of terrorist suspects and other detainees, including blasphemy convict and former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama. (evi)