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Calm Returns to Jamaica After Riots

Monday, 24 May 2010 07:57 AM

KINGSTON - Police are reporting that the capital is currently 'much calmer' following yesterday's outbreak of violence when gunmen attempted to prevent the arrest of reputed Tivoli Gardens don Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

There were incidents of looting in the commercial district of downtown during the evening while light was cut off in certain affected areas by the Jamaica Public Service Company.

"There was some shootings last night but some amount of calm has returned," a spokesman for the Constabulary Communication Network told the Observer moments ago.

In one incident late yesterday evening two policeman were killed and six injured after they came to the aid of a female motorist. She had turned up at Rockfort Police Station to report that she was shot and injured at the intersection of Mountain View Avenue and Deanery Road, St Andrew and that another motorist had been attacked at the same location.

The cops became stranded on the grounds of nearby Excelsior High School after being penned in by gunmen. The six injured cops were among those that came to rescue them.

After the situation was brought under control and the injured policemen were taken to hospital where the two died. Two policemen have been discharged while four remain hospitalised in stable condition.

The cops were attached to the Motorised Division and Kingston East Division.

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