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Presidential Guard stabbed 5 times as civilian demands the President – Police

A Presidential Guard was stabbed five times by a man, who entered State House and demanded the President, Police has said.

In a statement, Police said that the incident occurred at State House’s southern guard hut on Carmichael Street at about 07:30h.

Investigation revealed that a security detail was on duty at the southeastern guard hut adjacent to Carmichael Street when a male of mixed-race ethnicity confronted the security, stating: "I want the President.”

The male then drew a knife from the waist of his pants and stabbed one of the male Police ranks that were on duty five times to his neck and about his body. The suspect relieved a rank who was part of the security detail of his firearm.

The male drew the firearm, retreated to Carmichael Street, and fired several rounds. The security detail returned fire, injuring the suspect.

A 9MM pistol and seven 9MM spent shells were retrieved. The suspect and the Police rank were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital for medical attention. Their conditions are stated as serious. Investigations are ongoing.

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