A policeman is now hospitalized and another treated and sent away after they intervened in an altercation between a female officer and an intoxicated patron outside a night club in Lethem during the early hours of this morning.
Enquiries revealed that the officers were outside of the night club when an intoxicated male patron from the village, repeatedly made advances towards the female officer and was rejected.
According to the Police in a statement, after the intoxicated man held on to the hands of the female rank, her male colleagues intervened and an argument ensued; during which the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the two constables about their bodies and fled.
The injured constables namely Chichester and Samuels were rushed to the Lethem Hospital where Samuels was treated and sent away and Chichester who received injuries to his abdomen and left wrist was referred to the Boa Vista General Hospital in Brazil, where he underwent surgery and was admitted in a serious but stable condition.
Police say investigations are continuing.