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Brazilian politician attacks policemen with grenade

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Brazilian politician, Roberto Jefferson is in custody after throwing grenades at police officers who came to his house in Rio de Janeiro state to arrest him.

Jefferson, an ally of President Jair Bolsonaro, wounded two officers before surrendering on Sunday.

According to BBC, a Supreme Court judge had previously ordered his detention for insulting Chief Justice Cármen Luca. He had already been placed under house arrest for threatening her.

President Bolsonaro in reaction said, those who fired at police should be arrested.

The 2 policemen were wounded by shrapnel from the grenade attack and were taken to the hospital and later discharged.

Mr Jefferson, 69, a former PTB political party leader, also fired several shots from a rifle, shattering the windshield of a police car.

Supreme Court Judge Alexandre de Moraes had ordered the politician to be detained on the grounds that he violated the conditions of house arrest.

Writing by Muzha Kucha