Blind man recovering well from vicious stabbing in downtown Kingston
Police investigating the stabbing incident involving a 58-year-old visually-impaired male vendor in the Coronation Market on Saturday, are yet to make an arrest.
The police are seeking a female vendor who may be able to assist in their investigations.
"The policemen visited Mr (Clive) Mullings (the victim of the stabbing) today at KPH (Kingston Public Hospital) and he is recovering well, and we know who the female in question is, so we will catch up to her soon," a source at the Darling Street Police Station told Loop News reporter, Claude Mills on Sunday.
In the meantime, the nation continues to recoil in horror at the news of the savagery of the incident.
Loop News understands that Mullings was walking through the market selling his wares, when he accidentally knocked over a tray of eggs belonging to the female vendor.
What happened after that left several persons in sections of the commercial hub of downtown Kingston in shock.
Alleged eyewitness reported that an argument developed between Mullings and the female vendor, and during the heated exchange, the woman reportedly used a piece of board to hit the senior citizen, before stabbing him, after which she fled the scene.
"That's sad, really sad, and the whole point that someone had offered to pay (for the eggs which were destroyed) just makes it even more shocking," Captain Edward Lyons, administrator at the Salvation Army school, said in an interview on Sunday.
"The person may have been angry about the eggs, but they were going to be reimbursed, and yet the person still inflicted the injury,” commented Captain Lyons.
“While I don't want to say that person has something against the visually-impaired, that person certainly committed a vicious act," he concluded.