Man stabs relative after he is denied money for cigarettes

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Man stabs relative after he is denied money for cigarettes

A 64-year-old man has been hospitalised with multiple wounds, after he was stabbed by a 20-year-old relative during an argument over money.

The incident allegedly took place at 12:35pm yesterday at a house along Barbara Street in Arima.

According to police reports, the 20-year-old became agitated and grabbed a knife from the kitchen when he was refused the money to purchase cigarettes.

He allegedly attacked the 64-year-old, stabbing him several times.

The suspect then fled the scene on foot with the knife in hand.

The police and emergency health services were notified and the injured man was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex for treatment.

A team of officers from the Northern Division Emergency Response Patrol responded to the report and made their way to a location near the scene of the incident where the suspect was arrested.

The officers canvassed the area for the knife but it was not recovered.