PRESS RELEASE – About 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014, a female standing in the vicinity of a business place at Beanfield, Vieux Fort, was indecently assaulted by a young male in the full view of an off duty police officer.
The officer approached the male, identified himself to the individual and informed him that he had committed an offence by indecently assaulting the female. The suspect started insulting the police officer, who then informed him that he was under arrest.
The suspect reached in his pocket for a pair of scissors and launched at the police officer with it. The police officer attempted to disarm the suspect, who repeatedly launched at the officer with the intent of stabbing him.
The officers discharged one round of ammunition at the suspect, hitting him in the leg. He was subsequently taken to St. Jude’s hospital where he was treated and admitted.
The matter is currently being investigated.