(CMR) Police were forced to use nonlethal methods to subdue a woman on Sunday, 12 December, after they were called to a disturbance at the Lakeside Villas off Esterly Tibbetts Highway.
Reports are that just after 3 pm police responded to reports of a disturbance, which included using a machete, between a man and a woman in the car park area of the complex.
When the officers arrived, the woman approached the officers in a threatening manner and was warned several times, using clear commands, regarding her actions. To mitigate the threat posed by the woman to the public, the officers and herself, a less-lethal option was taken by the officers to facilitate her arrest safely and prevent any further danger to those involved.
The woman was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital for assessment. While there, she continued to be aggressive and threatening towards the officers and the hospital staff and was subsequently admitted for treatment for her safety. She received minor injuries during the incident, and another man also reported being injured by broken glass.
The matter is under investigation by the police.