Coast Guard officer hospitalised after being chopped in Couva

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Coast Guard officer hospitalised after being chopped in Couva

A Coast Guard officer is currently warded at the San Fernando General Hospital after he was chopped repeatedly.

The incident took place around 1pm on Sunday along Polo Ground Road in Couva.

The victim, a 36-year-old man, told police that he went to have a conversation with a woman known to him, when they got into an argument.

Another man who was at the home at the time, grabbed a cutlass and confronted the coast guardsman.
The suspect then chopped the officer about the body and fled the scene.
The victim notified the police and emergency health services and went to the Couva Health Facility where he was stabilized before being transferred to the General Hospital.
His condition is said to be stable.