(CMR) The Jamaica Constabulary Force said news on social media about an American woman being kidnapped in Jamaica was fabricated.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, the Police asked members of the public to dismiss as rumor information that has been circulated via social and other media that American citizen Kalina Collier was kidnapped in Jamaica.
According to the police, on arrival to Jamaica, Collier tested positive for the Covid-19 virus and was placed in isolation in keeping with Jamaica’s Covid-19 prevention protocols.
Collier reportedly posted on social media that she was being held against her will after being placed in a 14-day quarantine.
The police described news of the woman's kidnap as baseless and mischievous.
The woman, a stewardess with JetBlue airlines, was placed in isolation and awaited medical clearance to travel back home. She left the island on Sunday.
A video posted by Jamaica Gleaner on Sunday showed the woman at the airport with her mother engaged in an argument with someone they claimed were harassing them.
The police said representatives from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Jamaica Tourist Board, and the local police had contacted Collier's mother, who subsequently arrived in Jamaica.
The police said they visited Collier on Saturday, February 13, and she was not, nor was she at any time, in any danger.
The Police urged persons to desist from sharing social media posts claiming Collier has been kidnapped, as sharing false information can constitute an offense under the law.