A 46-year-old cane harvester of Heathburn Village, East Bank Berbice (EBE), is now nursing a wound to his arm at the New Amsterdam Hospital after he reportedly intervened in an argument between a fellow villager and his wife on Sunday (yesterday) night.
The injured man has been identified as Martin Chesney while his assailant, who is also suffering from a wound to his chest, is currently hospitalized at the same medical facility, under police guard.
HGP Nightly News understands that the incident occurred around 21:45h in the Heathburn Village.
An eyewitness told the cops that the suspect and Chesney were arguing on the day and time in question and police ranks in that area were notified about this incident.
She stated that shortly after the cops were contacted, she observed Chesney lying on the ground with a wound to his lower left arm, but did not notice the suspect anywhere around.
According to a police statement, Chesney was then taken to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where he was seen by a doctor on duty who treated him and admitted him as a patient under observation.
“Based on information received checks were made for the suspect and he was located at New Amsterdam Public Hospital, where he was seen with a wound to his left side chest. When questioned as to how he received the said injury, the suspect related that he and his wife had an argument and Chesney intervened, attacking him with an unknown weapon which caused the injury he sustained. He is currently a patient under observation at the said institution.”