A police officer attached to the Valencia Criminal Investigations Department has been arrested after allegedly making threats to kill his wife and their two-year-old daughter.

An official release from the Police Service says the woman reported to police that she was at the Sangre Grande home of her mother in the company of her daughter around 8:20 pm on Wednesday 11th August 2021, when her 31-year-old husband arrived and took the child away.

The woman told police officers that she had called her husband on his cellular phone and during the conversation, he made threats to kill her and the child.

A report was made to the Sangre Grande Police Station and an investigation was launched into the incident.

The suspect was later arrested by officers of the Gender-Based Violence Unit.

A firearm and a Firearm Users’ License were seized from his possession.

Investigations are ongoing.