UPDATE: Man in police custody after stabbing incident in The City
A man is in police custody after an altercation with a business owner in The City earlier today.
Police public relations officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss said the business owner received stab wounds to the body, and was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) for medical care.
Inniss said police could not confirm the identity or condition of the businessman.
He said that police received a report of the altercation around noon involving the proprietor of A.P. Jones and Company Limited pharmacy on High Street, and another man.
“It was reported that this man went to A.P. Jones, and was allegedly seen taking some items off the shelves and placing them in a bag,” Inniss said.
“He was confronted by the security guard, and pulled a knife. He was pursued by the owner of the pharmacy and they got into a struggle at the exit of the establishment, and both fell to the ground. The owner received a number of injuries about his body, believed to be stab wounds,” Inniss added.
The senior police officer said the businessman was taken to the QEH by private vehicle, and the other man was arrested shortly after. (BA)