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Transjakarta passenger stabbed at East Jakarta bus stop

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 14, 2019   /   07:17 pm
Transjakarta passenger stabbed at East Jakarta bus stop Transjakarta buses are seen parked in Dukuh Atas, South Jakarta, on Nov. 14, 2015. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

A Transjakarta bus commuter was stabbed at a bus stop in Cawang, East Jakarta, on Thursday.

The suspect, identified as Sudirman, 52, allegedly stabbed the victim in his left thigh at 11.20 a.m.

East Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Ady Wibowo claimed the suspect and the victim were sitting side by side at the BKN bus stop when the suspect suddenly stabbed the 29-year-old victim.

“The victim sat cross legged beside the suspect, who suddenly stabbed the victim’s left thigh with a badik [traditional knife] that he had brought from home,” Ady said on Thursday, kompas.com reported.

Witnessing the stabbing, other commuters scrambled and panicked.

The suspect was held at the scene by a Transjakarta security team and he was handed over to Kramatjati Police for investigation, Ady said. (ami)