(Antara Photo/Adeng Bustomi)

Police Officers Injured in Knife Attack by Masked Man in Central Java


APRIL 11, 2017

Purwokerto. Two police officers were injured after being attacked with a knife by a masked man at the Banyumas Police Station in Purwokerto, Central Java, on Tuesday (11/04).

The masked man attacked the police officers brandishing a knife at 10.10 a.m, state news agency Antara reported.

Police caught the suspect after he crashed his motorcycle into another police officer.

"The suspect is a young man. We don't know his age yet. The motive for the attack remains unclear," Banyumas Police Chief Supt. Aziz Andriansyah said, as reported by detik.com.

"If the public knows anything about the attack, please share the information with the police. We've put our personnel on standby to handle any inquiries," he added.

The two victims have been brought to police-owned Bhayangkara Hospital to receive treatment.

More details on the attack to follow.