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Police Investigating After Man Stabbed On Christiansted Boardwalk Thursday Night

CHRISTIANSTED — Police are investigating after three suspects stabbed a man on the Christiansted Boardwalk early Thursday night, authorities said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to the Christiansted Boardwalk after receiving a report of a stabbing at 7:38 p.m. Thursday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Officers traveled to the area and found a 31-year-old male victim who received multiple stab wounds about the body, according to the VIPD.

“The victim and witnesses reported three suspects attacked the victim and fled the area,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

The injured man was transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Detectives urge anyone with information about this incident to call 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS or online at p3tips.com. Remember, if you see something, say something.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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