Thursday, 12 December 2019

St. Lidwina Church Attacker Shot down but still Alive

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A man who attacked St. Lidwina Bedhog Trihanggo Church with a samurai sword in Sleman, Yogyakarta was shot by the police. "He was shot, but he is not dead," Gamping Police criminal unit chief Fendi Timur said.

    In the attack, a number of congregation members were slashed including the leader of the service Romo Edmund Prier SJ. Romo Prier was slashed on his head and back.

    Read: Police: Motive behind St. Lidwina Church Attack still under Probe

    Fendi explained that during the incident, the attacker carried around his samurai and went beserk on members of congregation.

    "When our men came to arrest him, one of our men was slashed on his arm, but fortunately it was not fatal," he continued.

    Read also: Yogyakarta Church Attacked by Man with Samurai Sword

    The police launched three shots to disarm the attacker.

    From an amateur photo taken by member of congregation, the attacker was injured on his leg and he is treated in RSA UGM. "He did not die when the Police took him in, he had a shot," a female member of the congregation said.