By Makeida Antonio
Police have confirmed that a chopping incident took place in the village of Bolans yesterday, which our newsroom subsequently learned resulted in a man being rushed to the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre in serious condition.
The Bolans Police Station received a report about the incident around 8:55 am on Wednesday.
According to other reports, the incident was allegedly spurred by an argument over mangoes.
One eyewitness, who did not wish to be named, told our newsroom that the victim was going to the V&M Supermarket in the village when he was attacked.
“They were arguing over some mangoes and things like that and one told the other one that he was going to kill him and he went home, get his cutlass and start chop,” he said.
He continued to describe the scene further, stating that the injuries sustained by the victim appeared to be very serious.
The ambulance responded some time after and the victim was rushed to the hospital.
“The ambulance was there when I was out there. They were taking care of him in front of the office of Samantha Marshall. Her office is right next door to the supermarket so the [victim] ran from in front of the supermarket and run across the street and was in the yard laying down.”
Personnel attached to the Emergency Medical Services also gave OBSERVER media more information about what took place at the scene and the condition of the victim.
“[He was] hit with a cutlass and sustained lacerations to the neck, to the back and also to his right hand. When we left him [at MSJMC], he was on his way to the operating theatre. He actually said to us that he went to buy something and he was attacked by another guy that he had a previous argument with.”
The police indicated that they are currently investigating the incident.
Up to press time, OBSERVER media was unable to ascertain whether or not the alleged perpetrator had been taken into custody.