"A person has taken up arms against the republic. He hijacked a helicopter and attacked the Supreme Court," Villegas said, as quoted by the NTN24 television channel, specifying that the CICPC helicopter, had flied over Venezuela's capital of Caracas calling for unrest.
Helicóptero Bolkow-105 (BO-105) CICPC-2 se posa sobre edificio en La Trinidad pic.twitter.com/4weyia9Mck— @AereoMeteo (@AereoMeteo) June 28, 2017
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro labeled the incident as an act of terrorism.
“We will catch the helicopter and those who perpetrated the armed terror attack, I condemn it,” Maduro said.
Maduro noted that the helicopter hurled several grenades at the Supreme Court’s building in Caracas.
In addition, Maduro called on the opposition coalition Democratic Unity Roundtable to condemn the incident.
Venezuelan Armed Forces are on standby to protect peace, according to Maduro.