Trinidad cops shoot armed man terrorising children

LA BREA (Trinidad Express) – A man who threatened to hurt a group of children playing on the roadway was shot twice by police on Saturday.

The 30-year-old man was seen chasing the children with a pair of scissors and a knife along Cemetery Street, La Brea, around 1 p.m.

Residents contacted the La Brea Police Station and Corporal Darrel Blackman and Constable Khan responded to the report.

Police said the officers ordered the suspect to drop the weapons, but he refused. The man charged at the officers with the knife, threatening to stab them.

Blackman shot the suspect in the left leg. But the enraged man did not stop, police said.

Investigators said the suspect continued running towards the officers and he was shot in the stomach.

The man was relieved of his weapons and taken to the Point Fortin District Hospital.

He was then transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital in critical condition.

La Brea police are continuing investigations.


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