SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Tuesday July 9th at approximately 4.15 p.m. the Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) bike patrols were directed to Emmaplein in the vicinity of Jump Up Casino to investigate a call of ill-treatment with a weapon, police said on Wednesday.
On the scene the investigating officers encountered the victim later identified with initials F.R. (57) who was bleeding profusely from a large wound to his head. The officers also noticed that the lower left arm of the victim was in an awkward position and suspected that it was broken.
Immediately the Emergency Dispatch was informed of the situation. Paramedics were immediately directed to the scene to provide medical treatment. According to reports the victim was ill-treated by another man who used a metal object.
After committing this act, the suspect fled on foot. From witnesses in the area a description of the suspect was provided to police. During a search in the area the suspect in question was apprehended by police and taken to Police Headquarters in Philipsburg where he remains in custody for further investigation.
The victim remains in the hospital for further treatment and observation. (Sint Maarten Police Force)