Man nabbed for carrying knife in Jakarta police office

JAKARTA, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian police have arrested a man for bringing a knife at a police office in the country's capital following a series of suicide bombings in recent days, police said here on Wednesday.

The man was captured on Tuesday evening at a mosque of Jakarta Police's vehicle registration center in West Jakarta, spokesman of Jakarta police Senior Commissioner Argo Yuwono said.

"When an officer was calling out to him, the suspect threw something (the knife) outside from the mosque," he said.

The police confiscated the knife as evidence and took the suspect to general crime directorate in the city for investigation, said Yuwono.

The arrest of the man came days after a series of terrorist strikes in the country, including suicide bombings in three churches on Sunday in Surabaya city, the provincial capital of East Java and a suicide bombing at the police headquarters in the city, which left at least 25 people dead and dozens of others injured.

 

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