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17/05/2016 09:39:18

Haiti - FLASH : An armed commando attack the Police Station of Les Cayes
In the night from Sunday to Monday, a heavily armed commando in military fatigues attacked the police station of Les Cayes, to seize weapons and ammunition.

According to Commissioner Frantz Lerebours, spokesman of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) the balance on the side of law enforcement : 1 police officer (Tisson Jean-Pierre) of the Departmental Unit for Maintenance of Order (UDMO) killed, 1 other (Wendy Dorléan) seriously injured has been evacuated in emergency by helicopter to a hospital in Port-au-Prince, two officers injured slightly (Pierre Jeannot, wounded in the shoulder and an agent of APENA). On the side of the commando, a bandit killed in the attack, 3 others died in a traffic accident during their escape aboard a pick-up and 3 of the attackers were arrested. An unknown number of bandits managed to escape.

An alleged member of the attack, Remy Tédéus, apprehended by the police, accused the Senate candidate for Grand'Anse, the former rebel chief Guy Philippe, of being the instigator of this movement sought to to grab the various police stations of the country. Accusation that was strongly denied by Guy Philippe.

For his part, the Senator Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aimé said that Guy Philippe had threatened in January to take up arms against any transitional government that will be composed only of people living in Port-au-Prince http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-16415-haiti-flash-guy-philippe-ready-for-armed-struggle-against-the-anarchists.html

On Monday, President a.i. Jocelerme Privert, went to the Primature to participate to a Superior Council of the National Police (CSPN) to the extraordinary, around the attack. This CSPN meeting was headed by the Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles, in his capacity as President of CSPN.

The Administration Privert-Jean-Charles condemns in the strongest terms these acts, inadmissible against public order and police forces and announced that formal instructions have been passed to the authorities to put the bandits out of harm.

Monday, in the day Frantz Lerebours was not able to confirm the motive for the attack, or whether it really was former military, noting that the investigation was ongoing

Me Camille Edouard Junior, the Minister of Justice indicated that the authorities had in hand accurate and reliable information and that perpetrators will be brought to justice, promising a forthcoming statement to the population.

Monday the city was cordoned by the police force, some of the activities were paralyzed, schools remained closed.

SL/ HaitiLibre

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