Police said the arrest is connected with an incident in East End where a police officer was injured Saturday morning.
According to initial reports, the RCIPS officer who served in the Uniform Support Group was hospitalised after emergency surgery overnight Saturday with a serious head injury.
According to police, the officer – part of an armed patrol team monitoring what was described as a “disturbance” involving a large crowd in East End – was struck by an object to the head around 1.45am Saturday.
According to reports received by the Caymanian Compass, the officer was struck in the head with a rock during an altercation and was brought to the hospital unconscious with a skull fracture.
Police had been called to the scene near the Pirates Cove bar a few hours earlier, having received reports of tyres being burned and illegal drug use in the area. Bar management said the incident did not occur on their property.
Police officers said a party was in progress at the location, with more than 100 people in attendance. Officers checked out the situation, then returned to their patrol car only to find their front tyres had been punctured.
Armed officers were deployed to the scene and it was in the same general area where the armed patrolman was struck in the head.