ST. PETERS:— The vehicle that was blown up in South Reward on Tuesday afternoon belongs to MP Christopher Emmanuel. According to information SMN News received, the culprits placed a cooking gas cylinder on the back seat of the vehicle and apparently punched holes in the cylinder, the culprits also had a gun inside the vehicle that were not be used at the time. At least two persons are involved in this attack.
Based on unconfirmed reports one of the suspects was arrested. So far police remains tightlipped on the destruction of the MPs vehicle and the gun that was found inside. Police spokesman Ricardo Henson said that two vehicles were burnt on Carrot Road South Reward on Tuesday afternoon. He further confirmed that one of the vehicles belong to MP Christopher Emmanuel and indeed a cooking gas bottle was inside of the vehicle. Even though SMN News have photographs showing that there was firearm in the vehicle Henson said his report does not indicate that. He said so far the investigation shows that possible arson was committed. Asked by SMN News if police arrested a suspect responsible for the possible arson Henson said that too is not in the report he received from the detectives.
SMN News also asked Prime Minister William Marlin about the incident and what he thinks about such actions. Marlin said that he heard of it from his wife when he went home but up to the time of the press conference he could not reach the Member of Parliament by telephone. He said he does not have any details on the matter but if this incident is linked to the elections or politics and candidates are being targeted then St. Maarten is heading in the wrong direction. He said that he is not someone that will sensationalize anything but instead he would leave the police do their jobs.
Source: St. Martin News Network
MP Christopher Emmanuel’s vehicle blown up high day (UPDATED)