Prisons officer stabbed eight times by inmates at Golden Grove
A prisons officer was attacked and stabbed eight times by two inmates at the Golden Prison in Arouca on Monday.
In a statement, Acting Commissioner of Prisons Dennis Pulchan condemned the brutal attack on the prisons officer by the inmates.
According to initial reports, Prisons Officer I, Damien Allong, who has over 21 years of service, was going about the routine morning duties of opening cells individually, when he was attacked by the inmates occured.
They were in possession of improvised weapons, and the officer was stabbed several times by one of the inmates.
He sustained eight stab wounds about his body, namely his head, face and arms.
An alarm was immediately raised, officers responded and due force became necessary to bring the situation under control.
Officer Allong was rushed to the infirmary and then transferred to a medical facility for further treatment and observation.
Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service were called in and several charges are expected to be laid against the inmates.
Commissioner Pulchan has expressed his empathy over the incident and has promised that all assistance possible would be made available to his officer, who is in a stable condition.
He has also informed that the inmates were treated for the injuries received whilst attempting to disarm them.