A physical altercation involving two politicians took place in the lunchroom of the Legislative Assembly building around 4pm on Thursday, 29 September.
Government backbench MLA Ellio Solomon said on a local radio station Friday that there had been an incident involving him and the Leader of the Opposition Alden McLaughlin.
“It is something I am not going to get into in much detail … but yesterday in the afternoon I was assaulted by The Honourable Alden McLaughlin,” he said.
The altercation occurred shortly after Speaker of the House Mary Lawrence had suspended proceedings following a heated verbal exchange between Mr. Solomon and Opposition MLA Arden McLean. Mr. Solomon said he was going to file a complaint with a view to pressing charges and that the matter was likely to go before the courts.
“If it is a situation where The Honourable Alden McLaughlin is willing to come forward and apologise – and no flowery language but a sincere apology – then I would consider dropping those charges but that is the case as it occurred yesterday.”
Contacted for comment, Mr. McLaughlin only said:
“I assaulted no one.”