Assassination plot against President Irfaan Ali foiled, suspect and security personnel reportedly injured

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According to police, around 7:30 this morning, there was an alleged shooting incident at the State House (southern guard hut) on Carmichael Street. 

A security detail was on duty at the south-eastern guard hut next to Carmichael Street on the specified date and time, according to the investigation, when a man of mixed race ethnicity confronted the security personnel and said, “I want the President.”

The suspect then pulled a knife from his waistband and stabbed a male police officer who was on duty five times in the neck and other places on his body.  A rank who was part of the security detail was relieved of his firearm by the suspect.

The accused then pulled out a gun, ran down Carmichael Street, and started firing. He was injured when the security personnel retaliated with fire.

A 9MM pistol and seven 9MM spent shells were retrieved. The suspect and the police officer were both taken urgently for medical care at the Georgetown Public Hospital. Their conditions are said to be critical. Investigations are ongoing.

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