A man wielding a knife attacked Indonesia‘s chief security minister Wiranto on Thursday, during a visit to the town of Pandeglang in Banten province on the island of Java, images from police and television showed.
Indonesian national police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo confirmed the incident and told media the perpetrator had been arrested and an officer had been hurt.
The minister has been taken to hospital, media said.
No further details were immediately available.
Video clips posted on social media showed the minister was alighting from an SUV, when a man wearing a black shirt sneaked in and stabbed him.
Another video clip showed Wiranto stumbling to the ground following the attack, as his security personnel scrambled to restrain the attacker.
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