Indonesia.. Arrest of a woman who tried to storm the presidential palace

Indonesian police on Tuesday arrested a woman who pointed a gun at a guard at the presidential palace in Jakarta while trying to storm it.

Waju Hejat Sujatmiko, head of the presidential guard, said one of the soldiers spotted an unidentified woman standing near a guard post near the palace. After he became suspicious of her behavior, he attempted to confront the woman, who quickly pointed a gun at him.

He indicated that the guard managed to snatch the gun from the woman. The recorded video clip shows how the woman tried to escape, but two guards stopped her. The gun was handed over to the police as part of the investigation.

There was no shooting or casualties in the accident.

Television reports showed that police detained a woman in a long black robe and blue headscarf in front of the gates of the Merdeka Palace in downtown Jakarta while other officers were talking to her.

Jakarta police spokeswoman Indra Zulpan said police confiscated a black bag containing only a Quran and an empty pink wallet without any identification.

Zulpan said police are still questioning the woman at Jakarta Police Headquarters to determine her motives and whether she was linked to an armed group.

Source: AP

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