Mob killing of man in May Pen Market after stabbings | Loop Jamaica

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There was a mob killing in the May Pen Market in Clarendon on Saturday afternoon as angry citizens attacked and killed a man who is reportedly of unsound mind after he stabbed two men during an altercation.

The deceased has been identified as 27-year-old Ricardo Brown of a Donna Scott Avenue address in Canaan Heights in May Pen.

According to the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the police’s information arm, Brown reportedly began provoking a couple while they were at a bar in the busy market district at about 3:30 pm on Saturday.

“The couple left and went to their car. Brown accosted them, went to the driver’s side of car, smashed the window, and stabbed the man.

“Another man intervened and Brown stabbed him as well. Then the public intervened, they attacked Brown, and killed him,” a representative of the CCU reported.

Both men who were earlier injured were hospitalised after the attack, with one being treated and released later the same day.

The May Pen police are investigating the incident.