UPDATE: One Pointe Blanche inmate in critical condition after a fight

POINTE BLANCHE–An inmate is being treated for multiple stab wounds after he was “seriously ill-treated” during a fight with another inmate at the Pointe Blanche prison Thursday afternoon.

Police detectives were called in to investigate after receiving reports from prison management. Two ambulances rushed to the prison for medical assistance.
According to police, the call came in to the Emergency Dispatch requesting paramedics to come on the scene to give first aid to the victim. The victim was treated on the scene and then transported to St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) for further treatment.

The Detective Department and the Forensic Department were also informed of the incident and investigators were sent to the scene to speak to potential witnesses and collect evidence.

The inmate will remain at SMMC for further treatment under heavy guard. He was detained because he is suspected of committing more than a dozen armed robberies and is considered dangerous. He is 26 years old and has been awaiting trial.
According to initial reports, he has been cooperating with authorities and was attacked by a fellow inmate who found out that he was speaking to police about the inmate’s case.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/75368-update-one-pointe-blanche-inmate-in-critical-condition-after-a-fight