Police report stabbing incident

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Detectives are presently investigating a stabbing incident which took place on the A. Th. Illidge road on Wednesday October 18th in the morning hours between a landlord and a tenant. This cause of this stabbing was regarding the payment of rent.

The situation escalated and got out of hand at which point a fight broke out between parties.

During this fight weapons were used causing the landlord to suffer a head injury and the tenant several stab wounds to his upper body and neck.

Both parties were taken to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for medical treatment. The tenant was admitted for observation and the landlord was arrested and placed into custody for questioning and further investigation.

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