Police are investigating three incidents that occurred within 24 hours, that left a woman stabbed in the back and two teenagers arrested after knives were allegedly used in a fight at a football match.
The 28-year-old woman was injured at Legends in Sandys, just after 1am on Sunday.
A police spokesman said the injury was “serious, but non-life threatening”. She is being treated in King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.
The incident occurred after an argument that “escalated and resulted in the victim having sustained a one-inch stab would on the left side of her back”.
Several customers were in the bar when the incident occurred and police are now appealing for witnesses.
Two 15-year-old boys were arrested in connection with an alleged fight at the national stadium in Devonshire, during an under-15 football match on Saturday around 3.20pm.
Police say one of the teens was treated for “minor injuries” as a result of the incident.
One of the teenagers was treated for “minor injuries” as a result of the incident.
A police spokesman said one of the boys was arrested for alleged possession of a blade, who was subsequently released on bail.
The other teenager was alleged to have had a knife, who left before officers arrived, was later traced and arrested. He was also released on bail.
“A courageous and vigilant member of the public was able to retrieve a knife from one of the 15-year-old-males in an effort to avoid further harm,” the spokesman added.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels, who attended the alleged incident, thanked bystanders who had intervened.
Mr Daniels also said that he spoke to young people at the scene, who told him that “the carrying of knives and other bladed articles is fast becoming the norm”.
“This is not the first time that the Bermuda Police Service has been informed about this type of behaviour,” he added.
“I not only wish to reiterate the Acting Commissioner’s comments that carrying a knife or any bladed object for protection creates a greater likelihood of becoming involved in a knife related incident, but additionally increases the risk of the people around you being injured.”
The weekend’s bladed article incidents started around 3am on Saturday when police stopped a 19-year-old man for traffic offences.
The suspect fled the scene after he was told he had outstanding warrants.
But he was caught and found to be carrying a 3-inch knife before he was arrested.
More than 33 incidents involving knives have been reported since August last year.
Moving forward, Mr Daniels said: “We will be increasing our efforts in that regard as we seek to bring an end to the practice of individuals going out in public armed and ready to engage in violence.”
Anyone with information on the weekend incidents is urged to call 211 the main police number at 295-0011, or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477.