Tuesday 23 April, 2019

MovieTowne patrons reassured of safety after attack on worker

Photo: A suspect was detained by authorities after an attack on a staff member at MovieTowne, Port of Spain on July 2, 2018.

Photo: A suspect was detained by authorities after an attack on a staff member at MovieTowne, Port of Spain on July 2, 2018.

A 34-year-old woman is said to be nursing an injury to her right palm following a confrontation on Monday night at MovieTowne, Port of Spain.

However, LoopTT was told the injury is not life-threatening and was minor in nature, despite several reports on social media sites.

As a result, the public was once again asked to be mindful of the information which is shared online, noting that while awareness was important, information should only be treated seriously from established media agencies or from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) as well as other arms of the Ministry of National Security.

LoopTT was told by police that there are several persons who are in the public domain who seek to perpetuate an atmosphere of fear for their own mischievous means.

As it relates to the MovieTowne incident the victim is said to be a 34-year-old woman from Mt Hope.

According to police reports, at about 7.45 pm Monday, the woman was working near the concession area of the cinema when she was confronted by a 25-year-old man known to her.

The man, said to be from Jeffers Lane, St James, pulled out a knife and attempted to stab the woman. However, the woman raised her hands to defend herself, and as a result, received an injury to her right palm.

Security officials on site immediately responded and detained the suspect, and he was handed over to police.

The woman was treated by a physician who was on location at the time but was also taken to hospital for further examination.

The suspect has since been taken to the Four Roads Police Station where he is being kept in custody.

However, St James police are continuing inquiries, under the supervision of Snr Sup Sankar.

Police said it was expected that the suspect would be charged by Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning.

MovieTowne assured patrons that the situation was 'swiftly dealt with' and said it is committed to the safety of patrons and staff. 

The company said in a social media statement that it is committed to the safety of patrons and staff.

"Please be advised that the unfortunate incident that occurred this evening at MovieTowne Port of Spain was swiftly dealt with and the sole perpetrator was immediately apprehended and handed over to the authorities."

"One of the members of our MovieTowne team did receive minor injuries and has been attended to. MovieTowne is committed to the safety of our patrons and staff and would like to thank the police and our security for their prompt action that diffused the situation and prevented this incident from having more serious consequences," MovieTowne said. 

 

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