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Suspect held after knife attack

Published: 
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Scores of cinema patrons had to be refunded after an incident at MovieTowne, Invader’s Bay, in Port-of-Spain after a 34-year-old female employee was attacked on Monday by a man armed with a knife.

According to a police report, at about 7.30 pm Crystal Patterson was at a concession desk when she was approached by a 25-year-old man. Police said the two had an argument before the man took out a knife and was about to stab her when she raised her hand and blocked him. The woman sustained a cut to her finger.

However, MovieTowne’s security personnel quickly intervened and held the suspect before turning him over to the police.

Patterson was taken to the St James Medical Facility where she was treated. Up to press time yesterday, the suspect was still in police custody at the St James Police Station assisting police in their investigations.

Given this latest incident, MovieTowne’s chairman, Derek Chin assured the public that the establishment “is still the safest place to be in the country.”

Chin said that all prior attacks have stemmed from “personal issues.”

In an official statement, MovieTowne described the incident as “unfortunate” and added that the matter was “swiftly dealt with and the sole perpetrator was immediately apprehended and handed over to the authorities.”

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