Latest Jamaica News, St Mary: A Police Corporal assigned to the St. Mary Division is among three persons who have been hospitalized following a series of machete attacks—allegedly by a mentally ill man—in Port Maria, St. Mary on Saturday, July 6.
The Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) reported that about 11:00 a.m., a man believed to be mentally ill attacked a businessman and another mentally ill person, inflicting several chop wounds to their bodies. The Police Corporal, who intervened and sought assistance for the injured persons to be taken to hospital, was also chopped multiple times.
The attacker then barricaded himself in a house, trapping an ailing elderly man inside. The Police made several attempts to rescue the ailing man and during the rescue operation, the mentally challenged man attacked the lawmen and was shot and injured. He has since been hospitalized.
The Police Corporal, along with the two other injured persons, remain in hospital.
The elderly man was not harmed.