Trinidad: Cops rescue mother, daughter held hostage by father


A woman and her daugh­ter had to be res­cued yes­ter­day by of­fi­cers from the Guard and Emer­gency Branch, Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions re­sponse Team (SORT) and the North­ern Di­vi­sion af­ter a two-hour or­deal where they were held hostage by the woman’s hus­band. The in­ci­dent took place at Mal­abar yes­ter­day morn­ing and saw scores of heav­i­ly armed po­lice of­fi­cers in the area as they tried to bring a peace­ful end to what could have been a dead­ly sit­u­a­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, of­fi­cers were told the 34-year-old man, who lives with his wife and daugh­ter at Har­ri­nanan Av­enue, Mal­abar be­gan “act­ing-up” at about 7 am. He is said to suf­fer from a men­tal ail­ment.  Po­lice said they were told that the sus­pect was at­tempt­ing to pre­vent the two fe­males – the moth­er and her daugh­ter, from leav­ing the house and even­tu­al­ly held them against their will.

The man was said to be throw­ing any­thing he got his hands on in­clud­ing fur­ni­ture in­side the house. It was un­clear if he was armed or had any weapon when he held his wife and daugh­ter in­side the house against their will.(Trinidad Guardian)…[+]