Venezuelan President speaks out after rogue policemen throw grenades from a helicopter in Caracas. No reporter narration.
(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday (June 27) a police helicopter had attacked the Supreme Court in a ratcheting up of Venezuela's political crisis, but a grenade tossed at the building did not explode. Speaking on state TV, the 54-year-old president, who has faced three months of opposition protests and some dissent from within government ranks, said that special forces were after the "terrorists" behind the attack. The helicopter had also flown over the Interior Ministry, he said. The pro-government Supreme Court is particularly hated by Maduro's opponents for its string of rulings bolstering his power and undermining the opposition-controlled legislature.