Saint Lucia police are investigating a viral video on social media in which a ‘known criminal’ with a firearm issues a threat while standing a short distance behind two police officers in uniform, reliable sources have said.
While the two officers, one of them a female, were oblivious to what was taking place behind them, the man pulls a firearm and chambers a round.
The video, in which the man’s face is not shown, then comes to an abrupt end.
“The police are actively investigating this matter,” a very senior law enforcement official told St Lucia Times Sunday.
The official however, refused to be drawn into commenting further.
Sources have told St Lucia Times that the man who in the video who had the firearm in his possession was identified by his voice.
The Police Welfare Association (PWA) is ‘extremely concerned’ about the matter and has summoned an emergency meeting of its executive for Monday to discuss the issue, the sources have said.
The video is believed to have been recorded at Vanard on Saturday evening about 7.00 pm, according to information obtained by St Lucia Times.