(CMR) Reports were received early this morning from a CMR tipster that there was a violent domestic incident in town yesterday involving a man assaulting his mother and then “holding a knife to this child's throat”.
The RCIPS have now confirmed that after 5:30 pm yesterday, 22 April, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched police to a residence in the Rock Hole neighborhood of George Town where a man had cut two women known to him with a knife, and was holding a baby.
Armed police deployed to the scene with a trained police negotiator. When they arrived, the women were outside the home and the man was on the porch of the home with the baby, holding a knife, and threatening harm to the baby if police approached.
Police attempted to negotiate the release of the child for a period of time, and ultimately deployed Tasers to subdue the man. The women and baby were taken to hospital and treated for minor physical injuries. The man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill, assault and abduction, and was also seen by a doctor. He is currently in police custody.
Yesterday, 24 April, 39-year-old Joel Bodden of George Town was charged with Child Cruelty and Threats to Kill contrary to the Penal Code (2019 Revision). The man was arrested following a serious domestic violence incident that took place at a residence in the Rock Hole area.
He appeared in court this morning and remains in police custody.