It started with a fight on a minibus, and by the time the mass confusion had ended at Haggatt Hall, St Michael, police had hauled away a schoolboy and an ackee vendor.
While a NATION team was interviewing roadside vendors on a triangular median near the J.T.C. Ramsay roundabout, four police officers got out of a jeep and started questioning one of the fruit sellers.
As one officer frisked him, another searched his bag and found two cutlasses and a hammer. The lawmen were joined by two rifle-bearing plain-clothes officers from a silver sport utility vehicle (SUV).
The officers put the vendor in the vehicle, but in less than five minutes a Bayfield minibus, which had stopped at the nearby bus pole, caught the attention of the lawmen. Within seconds the police vehicles had surrounded that minibus, where a fight broke out. (SB)
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