Sunday 15 September, 2019

Brother, sister brawl on JUTC bus forces diversion to police station

A brother and sister who reportedly got into a brawl on a packed Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus forced the driver to divert to the Bridgeport Police Station in Portmore, St Catherine, where the two combatants were escorted off the vehicle.

The incident reportedly unfolded shortly after the two young persons boarded the bus which plies the Hellshire to downtown Kingston route, near Hellshire just before 7am on Thursday.

“It was chaos on the bus as the two of them went at each other,” a passenger who travels the same route daily told Loop News.

“Imagine them start to fight at the back of the packed bus, forcing all passengers to scramble for the front in order to get out of their way."

Reports are that as the driver made his way along the route and continued to pick up passengers as the two siblings went at each other, oncoming passengers were told to avoid the back of the bus, thus creating a crush of bodies at the front of the vehicle.

The driver eventually drove to the police station, where the siblings were taken off the bus.

When contacted, the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) confirmed that the incident took place. However, the siblings appeared to have gotten off lightly, as the CCU spokesperson said no charges were laid against them.

According to the passenger who alerted Loop News to the incident, one of the siblings appeared to have been injured during the brawl in which one was reportedly likened to his/her “wutless pupa (father)”.

It was not clear what sparked the fight between the brother and sister.

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