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Jakarta Post

Four suspects shot dead in Riau police attack, one officer dies

  • Rizal Harahap

    The Jakarta Post

Pekanbaru   /   Wed, May 16, 2018   /   12:04 pm
Four suspects shot dead in Riau police attack, one officer dies Riau Police officers check the bodies of suspects shot dead after their alleged attack against the police headquarters in Pekanbaru at around 9 a.m. on May 16. (Courtesy of/Riau Police)

National Police spokesperson Insp. Gen. Setyo Wasisto said in a press conference on Wednesday that four suspects were shot dead after their attack at the Riau Police headquarters in Pekanbaru.

One officer, Second Insp. Auzar, died after the suspects' Toyota Avanza allegedly hit him in the attempt to flee the scene. The driver of the car was later arrested and detained at the Pekanbaru Police precinct, Setyo said. 

Riau Police chief Insp. Gen. Nandang said in an interview with tvOne that four of the attackers wielded sharp swords. Two police officers, Comr. Faridz and Brig. Jon Hendrik, reportedly suffered slash wounds from a sword attack.

During the suspect's alleged attempt to flee the scene by car, two journalists were also hit, one from tvOne and another from MNCTV. The two journalists suffered injuries and are being treated at a police hospital. (evi)