Monday 16 September, 2019

M16, Glock pistol, bulletproof vest hauled in from shootout in May Pen

File photo of an M16 assault rifle

File photo of an M16 assault rifle

A police/military team came up trumps from an encounter with heavily-armed men in the Farm area of May Pen, Clarendon on Saturday afternoon, resulting in the seizure of an M16 assault rifle, a Glock pistol, a bulletproof vest and a small amount of ammunition.

Reports are that about 12:20 p.m., the joint patrol team was on duty in the Sevens Plantation area of the volatile Farm community in May Pen, when they came upon a group of men armed with high-powered weapons and handguns at an unfinished house.

The men reportedly opened gunfire at the security personnel, and the fire was returned, resulting in the men running from the location.

When the shooting came to an end, the area was searched and an M16 rifle with an empty magazine,  along with a black and silver Glock pistol with a magazine containing ten .40 cartridges, and a blue ballistic vest, were found and seized.

While no member of the police/military team was injured in the encounter, it is not known if any of the men were hit.

The May Pen police are investigating the incident.

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