Guard stabbed

A security guard at the Cayman Islands National Archive was stabbed in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene after a 911 call was received at 12.43am.

The 32-year-old guard had apparently been attacked by two men and suffered injuries to his head and face.

The victim was later said to be in a stable but serious condition at the hospital’s Critical Care Unit.

The attack and the resulting investigation led to the National Archive being closed to the public although, according to a GIS press release, the agency resumed its records management service to the government later in the day.

The public would be informed as to the re-opening date of the National Archive, said the release.

In the meantime, for government users, the archive’s records management service, including the delivery of files, was said to be operating normally by Thursday afternoon.

The reading room service would remain closed to the public until further notice, the release added.

Anyone with information on the attack is asked to contact Cayman Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 or DC Osbert Smith on 949-4222.