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The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has announced that the voice note circulating via WhatsApp claiming that access to Port of Spain has been cut off and that the Besson Street Police Station, is under attack, is false. Details follow in this press release from the TTPS:

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) assures the public that the voice note circulating via WhatsApp is false.

The message, claiming that access to Port of Spain has been cut off and that Police Stations, namely the Besson Street Police Station, is under attack, has been circulating throughout the public of Trinidad and Tobago since yesterday, October 17th, 2021.

The TTPS assures the public that all checks were made via the Operational Command Centre (OCC) using CCTV footage. The areas, in which the incidents allegedly occurred, were found to be incident-free. DCP Jacob, addressing the issue, stated, “If an incident such as this one was occurring, an alert by the TTPS or the Ministry of National Security would be issued informing the public.”

The TTPS would like to remind the public to always check the credibility of the sources of information before sharing. Information of this nature can lead to undue panic in the community and throughout the wider population.