Brazilian politican arrested after throwing a grenade at police

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Brazilian politican arrested after throwing a grenade at police

Police have arrested a Brazilian politician who threw grenades at them when they came to his house to arrest him.

Officer showed up at the home of Roberto Jefferson, an ally of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro to arrest him for insulting Chief Justice Cármen Lucía.

He was already under house arrest for threatening the Chief Justice but following his insults, a Supreme Court judge ordered his detention.

Mr Jefferson, the 69-year-old former leader of the PTB political party, wounded two officers with the grenade before surrendering on Sunday.

The two officers were wounded by shrapnel from the grenade during the attack.

They were taken to hospital and later discharged.

He also fired a number of shots from a rifle, shattering the windshield of a police car.

Mr Bolsonaro has since seemingly attempted to distance himself from Mr Jefferson, saying that those who fired at police should be arrested.

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