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Jakarta Post

Jakarta Police lower city's security alert status to 'siaga'

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 15, 2018   /   04:12 pm
Jakarta Police lower city's security alert status to 'siaga' Barbed wire is set up at the North Jakarta Police headquarters while officers stand guard at the entrance on May 14. (Warta Kota/Junianto Hamonangan)

The Jakarta Police have urged the citizens to continue their daily activities as per usual as the police had recently lowered the city’s security status from siaga 1, the highest alert level, to siaga alert level.

“What's important now is that citizens go about their activities as usual while the police personnel will still remain on alert,” Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono told reporters on Tuesday.

Argo stressed that the security alert was mainly aimed at police personnel, who remained on standby for any possible emergencies.

Argo said police officers in the city would also remain on alert with extra security.

At the Jakarta Police headquarters in South Jakarta, police officers armed with long-barreled weapons guarded the entrance, and every visitor had to  undergo a security check by the officers guarding the entrance.

Previously, the Jakarta Police had declared a siaga 1 security alert in the city on Sunday, hours after bomb attacks occurred in several places in Surabaya, East Java. (ami)