Standoff ends with arrest of gunman at Planned Parenthood

At least 11 people, including five police officers, were taken to hospitals, police Lt. Catherine Buckley said. Authorities were still trying to determine if anybody was left inside the building Friday evening.

"I do not have any confirmation of fatalities at this point," Buckley said.

A number of people were evacuated during the standoff — some wrapped in blankets in the blowing snow — to a nearby Veterans Administration clinic.

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 Koim accused of contempt of court


The Prime Minister’s lawyers involved in the review proceeding of NEC’s decision to abolish the Task Force Sweep are accusing Sweep chairman Sam Koim of contempt and subjudice.


Senior Simbu police officer in hiding

Man picked up for alleged drug sales

The police picked up the man after they were alerted by members of the community.

Police report that the 26 year old man, who is living with his Kerema in-laws, is being held for questioning at the 6 mile police station.

The man has been charged with one count of drug possession after he was caught with almost 5kg of pre-packaged marijuana.

In another incident a youth was picked up in the area on Monday (2nd November) afternoon after he was spotted by police to be under the influence of homebrew alcohol.

Justice Minister accepts charges

Pala presented himself at the Fraud Squad office at 10am and was questioned for more than two hours.

 “I am charged for carrying out my duty as Attorney General and legal adviser to the State. I carried out my duty and I have no personal benefit whatsoever,” Pala says.

In a statement distributed by the office of the Prime Minister, he says he will not make any further comments until the matter has run its full course in court.


Justice Minister Pala goes in for questioning

This follows the Supreme Court dismissal on Oct 28 of an application to restrain police from arresting him.

Assistant Police Commissioner Crimes Thomas Elluh told PNG Loop that the minister has voluntarily come in for questioning by his  officers.

PNG Loop was on site when the minister turned  up and was openly greeted by him as he walked into the office.

A staff officer for Pala told PNG Loop that the minister is in good spirits and is happy to go in for questioning.

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Police turn on crowd


Police have dispersed the Unagi oval protest crowd and bashed some protestors who started taking pictures of them.


PM: some MPs ‘instant millionaires’ after becoming promoted

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Police worried at surge in car jacking


The first week of October has recorded at least one car jacking and one grievous body harm or wounding report per day in Port Moresby.


Cybercrime policy launched

Baki restrained from investigating 2 senior officers

Justice Ere Kariko in hearing the urgent ex-parte application at the National Court on October 14 also issued orders against Baki and Ivaroa pursuing any criminal prosecution against the three or until further orders of the court.

The orders come after Director of the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate Chief Superintendent Mathew Damaru, his assistant Timothy Gitua and McRonald Nale filed an application on October 13 seeking interim orders against Commissioner Baki.

Kokopo police beat and stab man with screw driver

Alphonse Gale, a resident of Kokopo was severely wounded and detained by police allegedly without good reason.

Gale told Loop PNG from Kokopo that he was taken to Kokopo police station at around 8pm on Thursday to answer some questions.

He said as soon as they arrived at the station, the police officers started beating him and kicking him  around on the head when he fell to the ground.

“Their supervisor (Sgt Makis) was standing and flashing a bright torch to my face while the police officers beat me."

Two New Caledonia policemen injured in latest attack

A police spokesperson says four officers were in the town of Mont-Dore at about 2 o'clock in the morning when they challenged a man accused of stealing a motorcycle.

The spokesperson says a car then deliberately hit the officers, injuring two of them.

The driver and the alleged motorcycle thief were then able to escape, and a large police operation has been launched to try and find them.

This morning's incident is the latest in a series of cases of police being targetted in New Caledonia.