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Man Cut On The Stomach And Hand In Machete Fight Fails To Talk To Police

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FREDERIKSTED — A man was reportedly injured in a machete fight on Tuesday could not be interviewed by police due to the extent of his injuries, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

On August 23, 2016, about 7:37 p.m., police were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center to a physical disturbance involving a machete in Estate Mon Bijou, in the vicinity of WIR variety store.

Upon Officers arrival on the scene, contact was made with an unknown male, who stated that the victim left the scene and was traveling to the Juan F. Luis Hospital with a male individual in a private vehicle.

A preliminary Investigation also revealed that the suspect in this matter left the scene in an unknown make and model vehicle, police said.

Police traveled to the Juan F. Luis Hospital in an attempt to make contact with the victim in this matter, but he was unable to provide the officers with a verbal or written statement to due to the victim’s medical condition.

The man sustained injury to his left pinky finger and left ring finger and a puncture wound to his left upper abdomen by a machete.

The case is still under active investigation by the Criminal Investigations Bureau. At (340) 778-2211 or (340) 712-6036.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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 50 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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