Update: Sando man sent to St Ann's Hospital after threats against CoP
Update November 22, 2018, 3:45 pm:
35-year-old Mahinda Ramnath was sent to the St Ann's Psychiatric Hospital for evaluation after he was charged in connection with death threats made against Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and his wife, Nicole Dyer-Griffith.
In a statement issued November 22, 2018, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said Ramnath, of Palmyra Village, San Fernando, was charged with misuse of a telephone, and appeared before Magistrate Sanara Toon at the Port of Spain 3rd Magistrates’ Court on November 22, 2018.
He was remanded into custody at the St. Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital.
Police said on November 21, 2018, around 1:30 am, an E999 operator at the Command Centre received a call, the man threatened the lives of Griffith his wife.
An investigation was launched and resulted in Ramdath’s arrest at his home later that day.
The charge was laid by Insp. Gokool, of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department.
Ramdath was transferred to the St. Ann’s Hospital, pending evaluation.
The matter was adjourned to December 4, 2018.
Police have arrested a 35-year-old man who made deaths threats against Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and his wife on Wednesday morning.
Acting on intelligence, police officers executed a warrant and arrested the suspect at his Gaparillo home around 4:00 pm.
The phone used to issue the threat was seized and the suspect was taken to the Port of Spain CID where he is expected to be charged.
Around 1:30 am a call was received at the Command Centre by an E999 operator.
The male caller made death threats against the CoP and his wife.
This is the second threat made to the CoP, two days apart. The first suspect, a 12-year-old boy, was arrested for the first threat. He pleaded guilty in the children's court and is expected to reappear in January.
Investigations are continuing.
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