Suspect in police standoff arrested

A man who police said pulled a gun on two Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers was arrested early Friday in George Town’s Prospect neighborhood.

Jonathan Welcome, 22, of Bodden Town was arrested on suspicion of possessing an unlicensed firearm. A 23-year-old woman at the Prospect address, as well as a female juvenile, were arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to crime after the fact.

Police said the suspects were being held at the Fairbanks police jail as of Friday.

The RCIPS said Welcome confronted armed officers who were on patrol in the McField Square area around 1:30 a.m. on April 17. One officer pulled his weapon and ordered him to drop the gun a number of times, police said. Welcome fled, refusing to drop the weapon. A number of residents were in the square, a popular nighttime hangout in George Town, and would have been in danger if a weapon had discharged, police said.

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