During the violent clashes that occurred yesterday in Nettle Bay, a gendarme was shot in the thigh. Fortunately, his life is not in danger.
Several individuals armed with stones, Molotov cocktails and hoods sowed chaos yesterday, mainly in the area of Nettle Bay where the police were attacked by a band of individuals ready to do battle. A gendarme was the victim of a live bullet and was injured in the thigh. He was immediately supervised by several other gendarmes present on the spot who were able to intervene quickly to assess “the seriousness of his condition” before being evacuated to the Louis-Constant-Fleming hospital.
In addition, thugs damaged several vehicles with large stones. Faced with this climate of palpable insecurity, some tourists have decided to leave the French part and continue their stay in peace in Sint Maarten. _OF