Friday 21 September, 2018

TTPS confirms: 'Supermarket' shootout video not local

A video depicting a shootout between security personnel currently making its rounds on social media is not from Trinidad and Tobago.

The 45-second long video has been shared around across social media and messaging platforms with people suggesting that the incident took place at a supermarket in Port-of-Spain.

An internet search revealed that the video was first uploaded to YouTube from a robbery in South Africa 2014. 

A tweet from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s official Twitter account advised that the video did not originate locally.

The Police Service further advised that the circulation of the video should cease.

This is the third time in the past week that the TTPS has had to warn against fake news.

TTPS officials were unreachable for further comment.

 

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