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Jakarta Post

Another police officer murdered by alleged terrorist

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 11, 2018   /   10:47 am
Another police officer murdered by alleged terrorist A police officer rests after a riot and standoff between prisoners and officers ended on the morning of May 10 at the Mobile Brigade (Brimob) headquarters detention center in Depok, West Java. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The National Police have reported that a police officer, Chief Brig. Marhum Prencje, 41, was stabbed to death on Thursday night by an alleged terrorist Tendi Sumarno, 22, from Tanjung Siang in West Java, who was shot to death immediately after the stabbing incident.

According to the police’s statement, made available to The Jakarta Post on Friday morning, Marhum, who was standing guard in front of the Bhayangkara Police Hospital in Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java, saw the suspect acting suspiciously nearby and approached him to ask his purpose for being there.

The suspect, however, could not explain his intentions to the police officer.

“The victim contacted his two colleagues First Brig. Mato and First Brig. Gruisce to help him arrest the stranger,” the statement said. “When they entered the police station, the stranger took out a knife and stabbed the victim, prompting his two colleagues to shoot the man in the chest.”

Both the victim and the suspect's bodies were rushed to the police hospital at 2:40 a.m. on Friday for autopsies. (vny)

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article misidentified the gender of chief Brig. Marhum Prencje as "her". The victim was a man.