Police maintain heavy presence in Beetham Gardens

Police are describing the situation at the Beetham as tense as residents are expressing outrage following the shooting of 19-year-old Akiel Thomas by police.

Police are maintaining that the teen was armed.

To discourage lawless forms of protests the police say they will keep a heavy presence of officers along the highway and bus route near the area.

This is a developing story.

Teenager arrested during anti-crime exercise

Two persons were arrested during a police exercise in Chaguanas. The suspects were held in connection with the discovery of a revolver and ammunition by Central Division officers.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

A 17-year-old is among two persons arrested and a revolver and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Central Division Operations Unit, during an anti-crime exercise, in the Chaguanas district, over the weekend.