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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan police officer who stole a helicopter and fired on two government buildings has appeared in public for the first time, showing up at an anti-government demonstration in Caracas.

Except in videos uploaded to the internet, Oscar Perez hadn't been seen since he shocked the nation June 27 by using a stolen helicopter to fire grenades and gunshots at the supreme court and interior ministry buildings. The government called it a "terrorist attack."

Perez spoke briefly to journalists at a Thursday night vigil to honor the more than 90 people killed during three months of anti-government protests. He then hopped on the back of a motorcycle and sped off.

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