State House shooting: Security stabbed five times; man grabbed gun from female rank

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A Presidential guard was stabbed five times by the man who turned up at State House on Thursday morning demanding to see the President.

The First Family is safe and the area around State House has been cordoned off by security forces.

“…a security detail was on duty at south eastern guard hut adjacent to Carmichael Street when a male of mixed race ethnicity confronted the security stating: ‘I want the President,’” Police headquarters reported.

He then became agitated and grabbed a knife from his waist, stabbing a male Presidential Guard five times about his neck and body.

The man then reportedly grabbed the gun of a female rank and walked out of the hut and started firing outside of the compound on Carmichael Street.

The security detail returned fire, injuring the suspect.

A 9MM pistol and seven 9MM spent shells were retrieved. Both the suspect and the Police rank were rushed to the GPHC for medical attention. Their conditions are stated as serious, Police stated.

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