Prison break in T&T
Source: Trinidad Express
A prisoner and a police officer were killed during a prison breakout at the Port of Spain prison shortly after noon today.
The constable died while being treated at the Port of Spain General Hospital.
Prisoner Allan “Skanny” Martin, one of the men on trial for the murder of Vindra Nailapul Coolman, also died while undergoing treatment.
Martin was one of at least three prisoners who made it out of the prison at around 12.30p.m. in a brazen attack involving men dressed in Muslim garb.
The attack happened as the gates to the prison were opened to allow for a prison vehicle to enter.
Initial reports are that the several gunmen ran through the entrance and were involved in a shootout.
The escapees got into a black four wheel drive Nissan Navara, which was chased by police officers.
The getaway vehicle crashed near the Port of Spain General Hospital, and the occupants ran through the hospital compound. There was more shooting and at least two people were captured.