Medical workers, patients and visitors to the Port of Spain General hospital are reportedly on ‘lockdown’ after a shootout between Police and prisoners who attempted to escape the Institution. One of the escapees have reportedly been shot dead. A constable is critically wounded after being shot during the incident.
One member of the medical personnel at the Institution informed our Newsroom, a female security officer was also shot, but it is not known at this time whether or not she succumbed to her injuries. She articulated that no one is being allowed to leave the Institution.
Further reports indicate that 3 other prisoners are presently hiding somewhere on the compound of the POSGH.
We’ll have more on this story as it develops.