Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Raid at Port of Spain prison*

Rumours swirl on social media


It was a scene reminiscent of July 2015, yesterday afternoon as heavily armed police officers and prison officers stood guard along the roadways bordering the Port of Spain jail.
This time, however, no prisoners escaped from the jail, and there were no reports of shootings or violence in the compound.
The roadways began filling with law officers from just before 4 p.m. yesterday, with some armed prison officers wearing masks on their faces to cover their identities.
In this digital age, this sudden and unexplained presence was enough to send persons on various social media platforms into a frenzy, as people were concerned that there was another jailbreak or at least an attempt at one.

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