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Guadeloupe Native Stabbed On Black Point Hill In St. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police say they are investigating the stabbing of a 56-year-old Guadeloupe native that happened on Black Point Hill on St. Thomas on Monday afternoon.

Police were dispatched to the Schneider Regional Medical Center and Hospital about 4:33 p.m. on Monday after the911 Emergency Call Center reported the stabbing incident.

Upon arrival to the hospital, officers made contact with Vincent Brooks of Estate Hope who was being treated for the injuried he sustained during the stabbing incident.

Brooks suffered lacerations to his right hand, stomach area, and forehead, police said.

After being treated at the hospital, Brooks was  subsequently released.

No further information about the circumstances of the stabbing were provided by police.

The matter is under active investigation by police. The case is being handled by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Anyone having information about this crime may notify Major Crimes at (340) 714-9823 ext. 5617, Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9807 ext. 5556, Crime Stoppers or the Chief’s Office at (340) 774-2211.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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