Police are searching for a man who chopped his friend, this morning, after an argument over a matter investigators suspect may be illegal.
According to reports, the 41-year-old victim was walking through a track at Hoval Trace, Maracas, St Joseph with his friend, around 5.30 am, when the two began arguing. Police said the men were going into a forested area where officers previously destroyed fields of marijuana. Police said during the argument the attacker pulled out a cutlass and chopped his friend repeatedly and fled.
The victim ran out of the bush and sought medical attention as well as police intervention. St Joseph police are continuing investigations. The suspect, who remains on the run, faces a charge of wounding with intent to commit serious bodily harm. The victim was treated at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope and discharged.