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Off-duty police officer stabbed in chest, 32-year old suspect arrested

COLE BAY - On Wednesday, October 22 at approximately 02.45 a.m. al police patrols was sent to “High Up” night club in connection with the playing of loud music. On the scene the officers spoke to management about the situation and stayed on at the location to control what was going on.

Shortly after the officers noticed that a fight had broken out between two unknown men. During the commotion many customers ran out of the establishment. At the same time an off duty police officer approached the other officers telling them the he was stabbed by a man who was also in the night club.

The off duty officer, pointed out the suspect who at the time, was running out of the club. The suspect was chased by an officer on foot and in the vicinity of Carousel he was arrested. The suspect was still in possession of the knife he used to stab the victim.

The knife was confiscated for further investigation. The off-duty officer who was stabbed in the left side of his chest was treated on the scene by paramedics and then transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment where he remained for observation.

The suspect with the initials C.A.I. (32) was taken to the Philipsburg Police Station where he remains in custody for further investigation. (Contributed by the Police Force Sint Maarten)

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