SASCHA WILSON

A teenager who was among a group of men liming in Point Fortin during curfew was tasered and arrested by the police on Wednesday night.

According to reports, while on patrol around 9:30 pm, police officers saw a group of men gathered along the road at Techier Village, Point Fortin. When the men noticed the oncoming police vehicle, they ran off in different directions, with one man running towards one of the officers.

The Police Service says the officer ordered the man to stop, which he did not.  Fearful that he or other persons might be injured, the officer discharged a cartridge from his spark electronic controlled weapon at the running person, who turned out to be a 16-year-old youth from the village. 

The teenager was taken to the Area Hospital Point Fortin where he was attended to and discharged.

He was then charged by PC Ferdinand for breaching the curfew and granted bail.

The teenager is expected to make a virtual court appearance today.