A store employee and a customer reportedly gave each other life-threatening injuries during an apparent fight Monday on St. Croix.
According to a press release from V.I. Police Department spokesman Toby Derima, the incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. at the Cash and Carry in Estate La Reine.
Police said a customer reportedly attacked an employee with a box cutter, inflicting multiple lacerations and potentially life-threatening injuries.
The employee, attempting to defend himself, armed himself with bottles and swung, causing injuries to the customer. One of the customer’s injuries is potentially life-threatening as well, according to police. Both individuals were taken to Luis Hospital.
The case is under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 911, the crime tip line at 340-778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 800-222-8477.