Firearm seized, five bladed article related incidents over Bermuda Day Weekend

Assistant Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels today held a press conference to address major concerns the BPS have identified referring to bladed articles offenses increasing in Bermuda.

At 11:10pm on Thursday 23rd May 2024, officers were on patrol in the area of Cambridge Road, Sandys Parish when they observed persons flee on foot after seeing police.

The officers made a search of the general area, resulting in the recovery of a firearm.

The weapon is being forensically processed and test fired to establish if it is operational.

The men made good their escape out of the area.

The Serious Crime Unit are continuing investigations into this firearm recovery.

Front Street Stabbing

Earlier on Bermuda Day police attended an initial stabbing incident.

About 7:54am officers responded to a report of a stabbing outside of Pier 6, Front Street, in Pembroke Parish.

A 22-year-old male victim was conveyed to hospital by ambulance after receiving a cut to his head with an unknown bladed weapon.

On scene police officers received information that an unknown female had stabbed the victim prior to their arrival and had left the scene.

The victim was treated for none-life threatening injuries at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, before being released.

Investigations are ongoing with police making attempts to locate the suspect.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police Detective Sergeant Seymour Foote at telephone number 717-2282, email, call the BPS 211 line or speak with a police officer you know.

Alternatively, there is the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477 (TIPS).

Major Damage Collision – North Shore Road, Pembroke

At 8.13am on Friday 24th May 2024, police responded to a report of a collision involving two trucks on North Shore Road near the junction with Stepney Lane, Pembroke.

Initial reports were that the driver of the water truck was trapped inside and the other truck was on fire. The water truck driver was assisted getting out of the vehicle.

Both parties were conveyed to hospital where they were treated for relatively minor injuries.

North Shore Road was closed while the scene was processed by Traffic Collision Investigators and the Forensic Support Unit.

The scene was cleared after being processed and the debris removed from the roadway.


There were 19 arrests made by police over the Bermuda Day holiday weekend, including 5 for impaired driving.

There were also 3 other incidents over the weekend involving bladed articles, resulting in two further victims being treated at the hospital and released for non-life threatening injuries.

Since 2020, there have been 84 incidents reported to police involving bladed instruments, with 87 resulting in injury.

In 2023, there were 25 bladed weapons incidents, and 16 thus far this year with less than 5 months completed. There have been 31 arrests for bladed articles thus far in 2024, with 58 having been made last year (2023).

This is not a new phenomenon and if active steps are not taken to arrest this type of behaviour, this can become an epidemic.

Police continue to take proactive steps in an effort to reduce bladed article incidents, whether exercising our legislative powers of stop and search, under 315F of the Criminal Code, PACE etc.; providing education and awareness to our local communities; as well as increasing patrols in targeted areas.

What is certain is we cannot do it alone and need the support of the entire community and all of our key stakeholders.

Persons carrying bladed articles for protection should note that not only is this unlawful, but they are more likely to use the bladed instrument, should they be targeted.”

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