Eight suspects arrested

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EIGHT suspects believed to be involved in the killing of a man from Southern Highlands that brought Mt Hagen to a standstill on Tuesday are in police custody.
Police personnel from the Criminal Investigation Division in Mt Hagen confirmed the arrest on Wednesday.
An officer, who declined to be named, confirmed that the suspects were in custody.
He said police were monitoring the situation to ensure safety.
“The situation is tense and we will maintain our close operation so that lives and properties are safe,” he said.
Provincial police commander Chief Supt Joe Puri could not be reached for comments.
However, Puri earlier said that police in Mt Hagen were out in force as part of the pre-election operation and warned lawbreakers.
Businesshouses had raised concerns about their safety because law and order issues were getting out of hand.
Taxi and PMV operators had also reported damage following an attack by a group of men from Southern Highlands on Tuesday.
A family from Pangia also became victims of the attack.
They were travelling to Mt Hagen to receive the casket of a seven-year-old boy from Port Moresby.
They were attacked by a crowd and many, including children were injured during the attack.
PNG Motors business development and marketing manager Stephen Lane said its Mt Hagen showroom was attacked by a group of youths returning from the protest on Monday.
“They were hurling rocks at our premises and our display vehicles. We had traumatised staff who feared for their safety, 10 showroom windows smashed, three vehicle windscreens and four cars were damaged, one extensively,” he said.