Guyanese policeman stabbed in Lethem, hospitalised in Brazil “in serious but stable” condition

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 October 2016, 17:59 by Denis Chabrol

A Guyanese policeman has been admitted to a hospital Brazilian hospital in a serious condition and another treated and sent away after they intervened in an altercation outside a night club in Lethem during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Constables Chichester and Samuels were rushed to the Lethem Hospital where Samuels was treated and sent away and Chichester  referred to the Boa Vista General Hospital where he underwent surgery and admitted in a serious but stable condition. It takes about 90 minutes from Lethem to Boa Vista.

Samuels received injuries to his abdomen and left wrist.

Police said in a statement that the incident stemmed from an altercation between a policewoman and an intoxicated patron outside the night club known as Marlon Disco.

“The officers were outside of the night club when an intoxicated male patron from the village, repeatedly held on to the hands of the female rank and was rejected. Her male colleagues intervened and an argument ensued; during the process the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the two constables about their bodies and fled,” the Guyana Police Force said.