Update: Police have released two men arrested during an operation involving armed officers on Thursday.
According to a statement issued by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service on Friday, the two men, ages 42 and 31, were arrested during what police described as “an armed tactical vehicle stop” in the vicinity of Governors Harbour around 4.45 p.m.
“Both men have since been released,” police said in the statement.
Original story: Armed police surrounded a vehicle in the busy Governors Square retail and business park, arresting at least two men, just before 5 p.m. Thursday.
Officers from the armed Uniformed Support Group intercepted a black Honda Civic at the entrance to the parking lot.
Details of the operation were not immediately available, though a police spokesman confirmed a “tactical operation” had taken place at Governors Square.
The car was later removed from the scene on the back of a flat-bed truck.
Witnesses at the business park said the vehicle was surrounded by police officers as it pulled into the parking lot. The occupants left the car with their arms raised and were arrested without further incident.
There was no sign of any incident at Governors Square and police have not suggested the operation was in response to any specific incident on Thursday.
In a brief statement, just before 6 p.m., RCIPS spokeswoman Jacqueline Carpenter said, “A tactical police operation by USG took place this afternoon at Governors Square. It is now concluding, and there is no cause for the public to be alarmed or concerned.”