Oscar Perez is the alleged perpetrator of an attack which saw a police helicopter target Venezuela’s Supreme Court building and Interior Ministry.
In what Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dubbed as an “act of terrorism”, the pilot of a police helicopter dropped four grenades on the court and fired 15 shots at the Interior Ministry which had scores of people inside.
Venezuelan daily El Nacional claimed that Oscar Pérez piloted the helicopter.
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A former captain in the CICPC, Venezuela’s intelligence and investigative body, Perez states on his Instagram profile that he is “a crime units investigator, a pilot and a K9 instructor”.
Perez claims to have no political affiliation and in one of his Instagram posts gestured to a purple ribbon tied around his arm saying his allegiance was to “the truth and to Christ”.