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Police stabbed, man shot during incident

April 23, 2023

An altercation between a man and the residents of Blades Hill #3, St. Philip left that man nursing gunshot injuries and a police officer stabbed.

The Barbados Police Service said that they received a telephone call at the District C Police Station around 9:05 pm. on Saturday 22nd April 2023, where they were summoned to the area.

A press release stated that “police responded and on arrival, attempted to subdue the man, whose behaviour was quite erratic. In doing so, a Police Officer received a stab wound to his upper left shoulder. Police called for further assistance and a response was made by other patrolling units.

“A Police Officer in one of the responding units was struck by a bottle thrown by the assailant. The assailant was shot by the Police. He received an injury to his lower back. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance, and up to the time of reporting, he was receiving medical treatment and is stated in stable condition.

“Both Police Officers were transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where they were both treated and discharged.”

Police investigations are ongoing.

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