Man breaches Petrotrin's refinery border, now under police guard at hospital

A man who breached the fence at Petrotrin's Pointe-A-Pierre refinery  is now under police guard at the San Fernando General Hospital for injuries he sustained in a confrontation with security guards.

Petrotrin says that on Wednesday, 2018 February 21, Pet0rotrin’s Estate Police detained a member of the public who breached the perimeter of the fence bordering the company’s Pointe-a-Pierre refinery.

According to initial reports, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Petrotrin’s security officers, on patrol in a secure area of the refinery, spotted an unauthorized person in the area.

The intruder was deemed to be a threat and action was taken by the security officers in response thereto which resulted in injuries being sustained by the intruder.

No other persons were reported as being injured.

The Marabella Police, Petrotrin’s Fire Department and Emergency Health Services were immediately notified.

The individual was later taken to the San Fernando General Hospital for treatment where he remains under guard.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Petrotrin says it remains committed to securing the assets under its control and protecting the lives of all our employees.

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