PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Police Dispatch Center received a call about a fight that was in progress in the Back street area on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at approximately 06.20 pm.
The patrols who were in the area immediately rushed to the scene. Officers encountered a female who informed them that she had gotten into a scuffle with two females, which resulted in her being injured.
The female victim was suffering from a stab wound to her back as well as small lacerations to her body.
She revealed to the officers that, her and one of the females had gotten into an altercation some time back, and when they saw each other again words were exchanged. The exchange of words quickly escalated into a physical altercation.
Paramedics treated the victim on the scene and later transported her to the Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) for further treatment.
Officers obtained the whereabouts of the other females, who fled the scene in a vehicle towards the Cole Bay area. The patrols were able to intercept the vehicle on Union road. Both suspects with initials J.R and L. R were immediately arrested and transported to the police station where they are being held for questioning.
The officers also confiscated a pair of scissors, which were left at the scene after the stabbing. A gulf club used in the fight, found in the vehicle, was also confiscated.
This incident is being further investigated. People wishing to engage in these acts will be held accountable for their actions.