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Facebook Group Reports VIPD Has Detained Person of Interest Salem on St. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Facebook group “What’s Going On St. Croix” reported before 5 p.m. today that person of interest in the black flag incident at Cyril E. King International Airport has been arrested by police.

As the above photo shows, a person is being detained by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers on St. Thomas.

But it can’t be determined from the photo if person of interest Alla H. Salem is the one in VIPD custody.

“This is the A hole (who) put up the flags today,” What’s Going on St. Croix wrote. “They have him… good work.”

Virgin Islands Police Department VIPD) spokesman Glen Dratte did not immediately return a request for comment.

Salem says on social media that he is a Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) graduate and that his telephone number is: (786) 502-1128.

He says he is the CEO of Mr. Nice Guy Taxi & Limousine Service in Miami.

WANTED MAN: Alla H. Salem is wanted for questioning by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD)

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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