A teacher was injured and had to be hospitalised Saturday night, after a male attempted to rape her, law enforcement officials say.
According to the officials, the woman was driving slowly along the potholed Belair road when the man jumped out of the bushes at the side of the road.
A senior law enforcement official told St Lucia Times that the man is reported to have pulled the keys out of the ignition, entered the vehicle and attempted to rape the woman who fought him off.
She is said to have sustained multiple injuries as a result of the incident which occurred about 7.00 pm, it is reported.
The woman was transported to hospital by ambulance, law enforcement officials say.
The aggressor escaped after his intended victim fought him off.
Hours earlier on Saturday afternoon police shot dead Miguel ‘Mad Max’ Edward at Rodney Bay, after a report was made that he had raped and sodomised a female centenarian.
Edward was confronted by the police as he was waiting to board a boat and when he reached towards his waist, was fatally shot, according to a police report.
The deceased was described by a law enforcement official as a menace, who had been in and out of jail on several occasions.
The official said Edward was wanted for a number of offences.