UPDATE: Statement from Antigua police on Popcaan's arrest

May 03, 2016
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The following is a statement from the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda on the arrest of Popcaan.

 

Popular Jamaican dancehall artiste Andrea Sutherland, aka Popcaan was arrested and taken into custody, following a confrontation with police at Fort James around 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

It was reported that during the artiste performance on stage, a number of patrons, who were attending show climbed onto the stage.

The police, who were there to maintain Law and Order, went on stage to remove the patrons and to protect the artiste.

However, while the police were carrying out their duty, Popcaan got in the way of the officer, and physically barring him from carrying out his duty.

The artiste could be seen pushing a police officer aside, whilst at the same time on the microphone inciting the crowd to misbehave.

A number of patrons also resort to throwing missiles, causing injuries to innocent bystanders inside the crowd.

Popcaan was subsequently arrested and taken into custody by the police to prevent any further breach of the peace. He is likely to be charged with assault and battery of a police officer; obstructing a police officer and disorderly conduct.

 

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