7 student hijackers arrested in Jakarta
Seven armed high school students were arrested in Jakarta Monday night, after they were caught hijacking three minibuses in the city.
- Published: 22/01/2013 at 02:01 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
The seven, part of a 100-strong mob of students, were carrying steel bars, a sword, a saw, a bayonet, bicycle chain rings and two golf clubs.
Police believe the group, all students from vocational school STM Triguna Utama, were planning to attack another school in Ulujami, South Jakarta, when they hijacked the minibuses travelling between Blok M and Ciledug at 7.30pm.
“When seeing [the] suspicious situation, a police officer stopped the bus,” Adj Sr Comr Hindarsono, head of the traffic division at South Jakarta Police, told the Jakarta Globe.
“The students jumped out off the bus and ran. The officer arrested seven [in total].”
Hindarsono said that police confiscated the students' weapons and that the seven were being detained for questioning. He added that the incident is being investigated and police are pursuing more suspects.