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Child injured as father goes berserk

Child injured as father goes berserk

A child on Tortola received injuries and had to be taken to Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital for treatment after their father went berserk and broke a glass door last Saturday, March 27, 2021. The man also allegedly threatened to kill police and commit suicide, according to reports reaching our newsroom.

Virgin Islands News Online was informed that officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) responded to a call indicating that a man was threatening to kill after the mother of his child declined to have a conversation with him.

Alleged threats


The man also allegedly complained of having suicidal thoughts and was threatening to kill the woman, her boyfriend and an ex-coworker who he blamed for losing his job.

It’s alleged that the man was met by police as he was at the time in his vehicle. When approached the man allegedly stepped out of his vehicle and yelled, "Did you ever kill someone already? You going kill me today, you all officers going kill me today!"

Warned to calm down, the man went back to his vehicle and drove off.

Shortly after, police allegedly received another report that the same man was behaving in a disorderly manner at his mother’s home.

Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) had reportedly responded to a call that a man was threatening to kill after the mother of his child declined to have a conversation with him.


Child injured


It's alleged the man flew into a rage and shattered a glass door of his mother’s home, resulting in one of his children being injured.

When police arrived on the scene, the accused was seen emerging from nearby bushes, allegedly wielding two cutlasses and shouting, "I will end it today. I will kill a police and die."

The man; however, ran off in some bushes but was subsequently found and taken to D. Orlando Smith Hospital where he was admitted to the behavioural health ward.

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