Venezuela is facing economic and political turmoil
The incident comes amid a worsening economic and political crisis in Venezuela, a country that has faced months of shortages of food, medicines and other essential items. There have been almost daily protests against Maduro's leftist government. Protest-related violence has killed over 70 people.
Maduro vows to capture perpetrators of the "attack"
"I have activated the entire armed forces to defend the peace," Maduro said after the incident. "Sooner or later, we are going to capture that helicopter and those who carried out this terror attack," he added. An investigation into the alleged attack has been launched.