Friday 25 May, 2018

Man stabbed in POS over roulette squabble

A 35-year-old man is in a critical condition at the Port of Spain General Hospital, after he was attacked at a popular bar in downtown Port of Spain.

The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Mark Duke of Laventille.

According to police reports, at about 1:00 pm on Tuesday, Duke, who works as a roulette machine attendant at D’Bocas Bar along Independence Square North, was at the establishment when there was an incident with a customer.

The 33-year-old man, police said, had lost a series of games on a machine and had accused Duke of cheating. There was an argument between the two parties, during which the 33-year-old was escorted off the compound.

However, the man vowed to come back.

He returned shortly thereafter with two knives.

The 33-year-old attacked Duke, stabbing him five times about the body.

Thankfully, patrons in the establishment observed what was taking place and pulled the attacker off his victim.

They then proceeded to beat the man as he refused to stay down.

The police and emergency health services were notified and both Duke and his attacker were rushed to the General Hospital.

Duke is said to be in a critical condition up to late Wednesday.

His attacker is said to be still warded as well, however, he is under police guard.

More on this as it becomes available.

 

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