Saturday 11 July, 2020

Cayman: Man allegedly stabs another and recaps event on IG live

Disturbing videos have been circulating around Cayman, depicting the aftermath of a stabbing incident that allegedly occurred sometime before 9.30 pm on Friday night.

The video that is  believed to have been originally recorded on Instagram live, appears to be of a young man who said he had just stabbed someone who he claimed to have been complaining to his mother about for some time. There appears to be a significant amount of blood, and the young man indicates that he will have to go to jail because of the incident.

In a statement released on Saturday, the police advised that they responded to a report of a wounding just before 9.30 pm on Friday night, June 26. The event reportedly took place at an address off Frank Sound Road, North Side, where it was reported that a man was stabbed by another man known to him.

Officers said they entered the residence to apprehend the suspect who armed himself with bladed weapons, started a fire inside the dwelling, and made threats against the law enforcers.

During the course of the arrest, a taser was deployed by officers.

The man was arrested on suspicion of assault GBH, and remains in custody as investigations continue. 

Emergency services attended at the location and transported the victim to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment. He is reportedly in stable condition. 

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said it was aware of the graphic images that were being circulated on social media, and requests that members of the public refrain from circulating them.

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