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Jakarta Post

BREAKING: Riau Police HQ attacked by five men

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 16, 2018   /   10:21 am
BREAKING: Riau Police HQ attacked by five men Breaking News (TJP/File)

Five men attacked the Riau Police headquarters on Jl. Jenderal Sudirman in Pekanbaru on Wednesday at around 9 a.m. They carried sharp weapons and firearms.

Doddy Vladimir, a journalist of Tribun Pekanbaru, said he saw a white Toyota Avanza van hit the headquarter’s fences at around 9 a.m. 

“It was really quick. People wearing masks alighted from a van and stabbed a police officer nearby,” Doddy said as quoted by

The police shot two of them, Doddy said. reported a TV journalist, not yet identified at the time of writing, suffered some wounds because he was near the fences for a news release on drugs at the police headquarters. (evi)


Editor's note: An earlier version of this article stated that at least three men had attacked the Riau Police headquarters. Police updates have stated that there were five attackers, and that four were shot dead at the scene. The alleged driver fled but was later arrested by the Riau Police.