Venezuela hunts rogue attacker

CARACAS: The Venezuelan government hunted on Wednesday for a rogue policeman who attacked key installations by helicopter, but critics of President Nicolas Maduro suspected the raid may have been manipulated to justify repression.
In extraordinary scenes over Caracas around sunset on Tuesday, the stolen helicopter fired shots at the Interior Ministry and dropped grenades on the Supreme Court, both viewed by Venezuela’s opposition as bastions of support for a dictator. Nobody was injured and the aircraft escaped.
Officials said special forces sought Oscar Perez, a police pilot named as the mastermind of the raid by the helicopter that carried a banner saying “Freedom!”
In 2015, Perez co-produced and starred in “Death Suspended,” an action film based on real events in which he played the lead role as a government agent rescuing a kidnapped businessman. — AFP