Hours after a 60-year-old was found lying face face down in the street and unresponsive, police confirmed that the victim died in hospital and that a suspect has been arrested.
Police and emergency responders responded to the 911 call shortly after 8pm last night reporting a stabbing incident near the junction of Princess and Angle Streets in Pembroke.
Attending officers administered CPR until the Emergency Medical Services crew arrived.
The victim was rushed to hospital via ambulance where he later succumbed to his injuries.
A police spokesman said: “A suspect has now been taken into custody and is assisting police with their inquires into this matter.”
In a live interview with TNN at the scene, National Security Minister Wayne Caines said: ““It’s just a sad situation.
“As a community we are dealing with significant events around COVID-19 and to have violence in our community it really affects us all in a negative way.
“As you know any significant issue of violence has a significant psychological effect on our community.
“As Bermudians we have to understand that our actions, whether they are planned or not, when something like this happens in our community it has a significant effect.
“If you look on this street you will see people that are unable to go into their homes, who are sitting outside as a consequence of some activity that has taken place in their neighbourhoold.
“So all of the effects of what has happened with the shelter in place, it actually takes a significant effect on our community and we have to ask for calm in the community.
“We have to ask people to try to work out difficulties and work through difficult sets of circumstances.
“I cannot speak to anything that has transpired with any level of detail, simply to say my prayers are with the young man that is in the hospital and his family at this time.”
A fullscale murder investigation is now underway.
- Top Feature Photo Courtesy of TNN