Accused police stabber remanded

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Twenty-three-year-old Abduel Thomas was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison on four charges including wounding with intent (WWI) to murder a police officer he allegedly stabbed last month.
Thomas, 23, appeared in the All Saint Magistrate’s  Court charged with WWI to murder Corporal Michael Grigg, battery, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident at the V.C. Bird International Airport on October 18.
The Sea View Farm man was remanded to prison and his committal is not until February 27, 2019. He and his lawyer John Fuller will have to seek bail in the High Court for the indictable offence of WWI to murder.
Thomas was charged after he reportedly stabbed the officer while the lawman was executing his duties.
At the time of the incident, Grigg was stationed at the airport outpost when he responded to a report that was made by a female airport employee that her one-year-old daughter had been taken from daycare without her knowledge and after contacting the child’s father he admitted to having taken the child and the call was disconnected.
The officer contacted the father (Thomas) and suggested that he should take the toddler to the airport where the mother was working.. 
However, reports indicate that the father became aggravated and disorderly when he took his child to the airport and the police officer questioned him about the child’s lack of footwear and hat after 7 p.m.
It is alleged that the officer told the father that he would be arresting him for his disorderly conduct. The officer reportedly held the man’s hand and the man began punching him.
According to the report, the officer was dealt several stabs with a pair of scissors. The metal blade pierced his right leg in two places and his abdomen, one inch away from his kidney.
Thomas was subsequently detained by Griggs’ colleagues as the injured cop was rushed to hospital, nursing the life-threatening stab wound to his abdomen.

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