Former Island Councilman arrested, released on Statia | THE DAILY HERALD

ST. EUSTATIUS–Former St. Eustatius Island Councilman Clyde van Putten landed on what appears to be the wrong side of the law on Wednesday when he had an altercation with a customs officer at F.D. Roosevelt Airport.

Van Putten was arrested around 6:45pm and taken to the Police Station by the Royal Dutch Marechaussee. He was released around 10:00pm “after interrogation.” He has declined to comment on the matter publicly.

Van Putten had just returned to his home island aboard a Winair flight when he was arrested for “abuse with a weapon and not complying with a legal order given by an investigating officer,” according to a police statement released on Friday.

An investigation is ongoing into the events at the airport.

Source: The Daily Herald