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Police fear reprisals over firearms incident

Police will step up its operations over the weekend fearing a reprisal attack following a firearms incident last night.

A Police spokesman said: "There are initial indications that the firearms incident reported Thursday evening in the vicinity of the Hamilton Police Station might be gang-related.

"The potential for a reprisal attack cannot be discounted. Therefore, the Bermuda Police Service will increase operations throughout the Island commencing this weekend.

"This increased police activity will include road checks that will take place at various locations. This will no doubt cause some inconvenience and we ask the public for their patience and cooperation.

"We also encourage the public to assist police efforts by reporting any suspicious activity. The incident on Thursday was committed, once again by two men on a motorcycle. Therefore any sightings of men on motorcycles, or fast moving convoys of vehicles under suspicious circumstances should be reported to the police.

"Anyone with any information regarding Thursday's reported firearm incident or anyone who may wish to report any suspicious activity is urged to contact the Serious Crime Unit at 247-1079 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477."

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Published February 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm (Updated February 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm)

Police fear reprisals over firearms incident

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