JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesia Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto has been attacked by a man with a sharp weapon during a visit to Pandeglang, Banten, Thursday (10/10/2019).
Based on videos and photos going viral on the internet, Wiranto was attacked by a man in a white pants using a sharp weapon shortly after getting out of the Minister's car. The attacker was holding what looked like a sharp weapon.
The police chief who was near Wiranto was also reported to have been injured in the attack.
The news of the attack on Wiranto was confirmed by the Indonesia National Police (Polri). "There was an attempted stabbing, and the police chief was also injured," said Police Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo, Head of Public Relations Division at Polri on Thursday (10/10/2019).
Dedi said that the attacker had been arrested. "Yes, the attacker has been apprehended. The Regional Police Chief is at the scene. We continue to collect the latest information on the incident as well as examine the attacker," he said.