Police shot a man believed to be mentally unstable after he chopped a lawman who responded to a report that he was terrorizing students and teachers.
The injured policeman has been identified as Inspector Mohan Khan and the suspected mentally deranged man’s name has been given as Christopher Mc Cullen of Timehri Docks.
The incident occurred at about 12:45 PM Wednesday at the Soedyke Primary School.
Police said upon their arrival at the scene, the armed man attacked the police with the cutlass and inflicted a wound to the left hand of Inspector Khan.
“The police were forced to resort to the use of force and the man was shot and injured to his left shoulder,” said Police Force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker.
Khan and Mc Cullen have been taken for medical treatment at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.