Sint Maarte: POLICE PRESS RELEASE 06052019-1


Philipsburg, May 6th 2019

From: Chief Inspector R.V. HENSON

                       POLICE PRESS RELEASE

Violent passenger removed from aircraft

On Sunday May 5th at approximately 03.00 p.m. members of the Alpha Team stationed at the Princess Juliana International Airport were called on board of a Delta Airline aircraft which was preparing to depart to Atlanta Georgia, to intervene in a matter involving a passenger that was behaving very aggressive. On the scene the officers located the male suspect identified with initials A.S. (36) of American nationality. The captain of the aircraft refused to allow the suspect to take that flight to Atlanta requested his removal from the aircraft. The suspect was severely under the influence of alcohol and refused to disembark at which time he was removed by the officers using minimal force. The suspect was taken to the Philipsburg Police Head Quarters to sober-up.  The suspect was given a fine of U.S. $500,- and is waiting until arrangements are made for his deportation.

Passenger accidentally open emergency door

On Sunday May 5th at approximately 06.00 pm the Alpha Team at the Princess Juliana International Airport was called to intervene in a matter involving a male passenger on board of an aircraft operated by Winair. According to the report suspect accidentally opened the emergency exit door while changing seats. The man was removed from the aircraft and taken to the office where he was spoken to regarding this situation.  No official complaint was filed against this man and he was not arrested.

Last Lap jump-up/burning of King Momo

In connection with the Last Lap Jump up scheduled for Tuesday May 7th the Police Department is making the following announcement. The jump up will start at 08.00 P.M. sharp in the vicinity of Milton Peters College following the entire length of the L.B. Scot road to Church Hill round about. The jump up will then make a left turn onto Bush road crossing Prins Bernard bridge and continue onto the Walter Nisbet road to the salt Picker round about and finally make a left turn onto Soualiga Boulevard and end in front of the Festival Village. All streets and roads along the route will be closed for motor vehicle traffic during the passing of the jump-up. After the jump-up has passed the streets and roads will reopen to regular traffic. All drivers should take keen notice of this information and make necessary arrangements to get to and from their destination.

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