Suspect arrested for attempted cellphone theft after stabbing victim | SOUALIGA NEWSDAY

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The Sint Maarten Police Force Dispatch Center received a call for what was explained to the dispatcher as a stabbing that had taken place just after midnight, Tuesday, in the vicinity of the stoplight on the Nisbeth Road, the police said in a Tuesday statement. 

The patrols that were in the area immediately rushed to the scene where they encountered a female who informed them that she had gotten into a scuffle with a man who attempted to steal her cellular phone while she was in the Casino.

The suspect grabbed and ran off with her phone and she immediately followed behind to retrieve her property.

The situation quickly escalated into a physical altercation once the victim caught up to the suspect. The suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in her hand in an effort to evade apprehension.

The paramedics were also called to the scene to treat the victims wound; she was later transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC). The patrols were able to arrest the suspect with initials J.R. who was still in the area. The suspect was transported to the police station where he is being held for questioning. (KPSM)

Source: Souliga Newsday