Philipsburg, August 10th 2019
From: Chief Inspector R.V. HENSON
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
Detainee attempts suicide
On Saturday August 10th at approximately 12.00 p.m. the Emergency Dispatch and the Watch commander at the Police Headquarters in Philipsburg were notified by the prison guards that a male suspect housed in the detention cells at the police station attempted to commit suicide by hanging. The guards on duty noticed the attempt on time and immediately took actions and prevented the suspect from taking his life. The detainee is one of the suspects involved in the “Amazoniet” investigation. The detainee was attended to by paramedics who were called to the scene. The detainee did not suffer any physical injuries and was in good health.
The Chief Prosecutor was notified of the incident and she contacted the Head of the Point Blanche House of Detention who would take all measures to protect the detainee and prevent him from hurting or endangering himself in the future.