National Security Minister, Stuart Young, says there are persons bent on creating panic and fear by engaging in crime in the country.

Minister Young cited the recent shooting incidents by men armed with automatic assault rifles in Port of Spain as he expanded on his point.

He made the comments during the weekly post cabinet news briefing at the Diplomatic Centre on Thursday.

Responding to a question posed to him by a reporter, Minister Young said there are concerns as to the genesis of certain actions by criminals.