Two suspects behind knife attack on Wiranto detained

Two suspects behind knife attack on Wiranto detained

Two knives allegedly used by the attackers to stab Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto on Thursday, October 10, 2019. (ANTARA/Mulyana/sh)

Serang, Banten (ANTARA) - The police have placed in detention two suspects in connection with the knife attack on Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs Wiranto in Pandeglang, Banten Province, on Thursday.

The first suspect, identified as Fitri Andriana Binti Sunarto, 21, is a resident of Brebes District in Central Java and currently resides in a rented house in Pandeglang District, the police stated here on Thursday.

Another suspect, Syahril Alamsyah, 31, is a male resident of Medan City in North Sumatra.

Following the attack, both suspects are yet under the Menes Police’s detention in Pandeglang.

Banten Police spokesman Senior Commissioner Edy Sumardi Priadinata confirmed that investigation into the incident is yet ongoing.

"We are still collecting data on the incident. Please be patient," Priadinata noted.

A man stabbed Wiranto in the Menes Square area of Purwaraja Village, Menes Sub-district, Pandeglang District, Banten Province, on Thursday.

National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo confirmed the attack on Wiranto, and the Pandeglang district administration will brief the journalists on the incident.

Wiranto was shielded by his assistant during the knife attack. He was thereafter moved to Pandeglang District's Berkah Public Hospital. He was later taken to Jakarta.

The hospital’s director, Firman, remarked that Wiranto had suffered two stomach wounds.

"Mr Wiranto suffered two wounds on his stomach," Firman confirmed.

Menes Police Chief Commissioner Dariyanto, Wiranto's assistant, and a staffer of Mathla'ul Anwar University also got injured in the incident.


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