Police brought several persons into custody. It is not clear if anyone sustained injuries.
An eyewitness told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that at around 5 p.m. a group of males from Conway, Castries allegedly attacked another group of males from La Clery, Castries. The incident occurred in the vicinity of the Vigie roundabout.
The eyewitness further alleged that a firearm was brandished by one of the males. A police officer nearby also pulled his firearm and the situation was quickly diffused.
“Carnival was on a pause by the Vigie roundabout. An officer almost shot a gun… he halted. Police went with the La Clery guys but they didn’t start the war. The Conway guys attacked La Clery a little after Northwest, but when La Clery retaliated the police got in and rolled on La Clery.”
The source described the scene as “pure commotion”.
“People scatter,” the eyewitness said.
A number of sources told SNO that the Carnival was not incident-free.
“Incident free? I passed a dude yesterday, four fellas buss up the dude’s face. There is no way it was incident-free. Maybe the incidents were not reported.”
SNO also received reports that a Carnival Queen contestant received face/head injuries at the hands of another female during an altercation during Carnival.
A senior police officer confirmed the brawl near the Vigie roundabout but could not provide any details. The officer was unable to confirm the incident involving the pageant contestant.