Police officer injured while on duty

Police has arrested three men in connection with the ill-treatment of a police officer while on duty. The incident took place on Saturday August 6th on Rhine road in the vicinity of Tantra Night Club. The officers were sent to that location in connection with a fight that had taken place. While on the scene the officers intervened in a fight among a group of men. This is when one of the officers was attacked from the back. As a result of the attack the officer suffered an injury to his left shoulder. Immediately reinforcement was called in to assist in the situation. The suspects were all taken to the police station in Philipsburg where they remain in custody pending further investigation. The officer was treated at the Sint Maarten Medical Center for his injuries and is presently on medical leave. The investigation is ongoing.

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