A stabbing and shooting incident in the town of St. George on Tuesday morning left two individuals nursing wounds.
Information reaching THE NEW TODAY indicates that a distressed call was made to the Central Division of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) that a man was terrorising people in the St. George’s Market.
A party of police officers responded and found a man identified as Kendon Joseph, a resident of La Borie St. George, dangling a knife in his hand.
This newspaper was told that one of the officers tried to take charge of the situation and received a single stab wound to his shoulder where the knife was ripped through his flesh.
The officer reportedly reacted by discharging his firearm and shot the man in his buttocks.
The incident occurred between 6.00 a.m. and 7.00 a.m. on Tuesday.
The injured police officer was treated at the St. George’s hospital where he received in excess of three hundred stitches.
He was discharged on Tuesday morning.
Joseph who is said to be not of a sound mind, is currently being treated at the hospital for his wound.
A release from the Community Relations Department of the RGPF on Tuesday explained the incident.
“An early morning incident in the town of St. George has left a police officer nursing stab wounds to his left arm and another man hospitalized with a gunshot wound…
“…Just before 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday 4th April, 2017, police responded to a report of an individual engaged in suspicious conduct whilst armed with a knife in the town of St. George…
“…The officer was attacked by the man with a knife resulting in him receiving in excess of three hundred stitches. His attacker is warded in stable condition at the General Hospital…
“…Police investigations continue.”