Thursday 2 April, 2020

Man arrested for breaking COVID curfew was loaded with ammunition

At today's press briefing, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne advised that one person had been arrested for breach of curfew while others had been warned.

The gentleman who was arrested behaved aggressively and was found to be armed.

Just after 8 pm yesterday, March 24, police were on patrol in the George Town District when a man was observed walking along Saturn Close, George Town, in breach of the imposed COVID Curfew. He was spoken to by the patrolling officer and was observed to be carrying a knife and was behaving aggressively towards the officer.

The man was arrested for breaching the COVID Curfew. Following the arrest a search was conducted of his person and a pepper spray canister, a knife and two spent casings (from live ammunition rounds) were found.

The man, age 26 of George Town,  was further arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon, being in possession of a restricted weapon and being in possession on an unlicensed firearm (ammunition).

The man was taken into custody where he remains pending further investigation.

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