Police have arrested a cameraman from Indonesian television station Global TV who was allegedly recruited to film the foiled Good Friday bomb attack on the outskirts of Jakarta.
National Police spokesman Chief Comr. Boy Rafly Amar identified the man by his initials, IF.
“He was arrested at Jakarta on Friday,” Boy told the Jakarta Globe on Saturday.
He said P had also asked IF to invite foreign cameramen to film the explosions, saying he “wanted the blast to be broadcast internationally.”
Global TV is due to hold a news conference at 2 p.m.
Boy said IF was recruited by the alleged mastermind, P, who “wanted the blast at Serpong broadcast live.”
P was arrested in Banda Aceh on Thursday in connection to the Jakarta book bombing campaign but surprised police by confessing to the presence of five pipe bombs and two much larger backpack bombs adjacent to a gas pipeline near the Christ Cathedral and an Army munitions storehouse.