Security guard severely beaten

POSTED: 12/3/13 12:03 PM

St. Maarten – An unidentified security guard was found severely beaten and lying unconscious on the ground near the Tamarind Hotel in Point Blanche around 6 am yesterday morning. A police patrol was sent to investigate. The investigating officers noticed that the man is a security guard from Rangers Security working the night shift at the establishment. The officers also noticed that he was bleeding from several severe wounds to his head and that he didn’t respond when they tried getting his attention.

Two witnesses said that they found the security guard on the parking lot when they were leaving the hotel but without seeing what happened to him before. The area was immediately sealed off and treated as a crime scene. The detectives, forensic department, and paramedics were immediately called. The victim was treated on the scene by paramedics and then transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment.

The detectives and forensic department are busy questioning witnesses and collecting evidence to be able to determine what happened and who the possible suspect or suspects are. The victim has not yet given a statement because of his injuries. The investigation is ongoing.


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