Two arrested for December 15 Philipsburg knife attack

Two arrested for December 15 Philipsburg knife attack

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Officers of Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) raided a home early Thursday morning located in the area of “Over the Bank” looking for two male suspects who were allegedly involved in the knife attack that took place on Van Romondt Steeg on December 15, 2020, police said in a statement on Thursday.

On the night of December 15th, 2020 around 07.15 pm, the Central Dispatch received several calls concerning a man later identified with the initials V.M. who was severely ill-treated by several suspects with a knife. During the attack, the victim suffered severe lacerations to his chest and face.

The suspect J.B. resisted the arrest but was later brought under control by the officers. The second suspect with the initial M.B. was arrested without incident.

Before being transported to the police station, a house search was conducted at the

residence of the suspects. They were later taken to the police station in Philipsburg where they are being held pending further investigation.

The Detective Department investigating this case is asking anyone who may have more information regarding this case to please contact the Sint Maarten Police Force at +1 721 542 22 22 ext. 204 or 205.

Persons can also use the anonymous tip-line by dialing 9300 or send a message to the Facebook Page (Police Force of Sint Maarten - Korps Politie Sint Maarten). (KPSM)

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