Published On: Wed, Jul 16th, 2014

Press Release Prime Minister: “Airport liquidation was an isolated incident”

Ivar AsjesWILLEMSTAD - Last night there was an incident at the Curacao International airport where a shooting took place. This incident was between local residents. Curaçao is deeply saddened by what took place last night and officials are in full cooperation with local authorities as they continue their investigation.

Eight persons were injured of which 1 was pronounced dead at the scene and one at the hospital. The others that were injured received various injuries and all are in stable condition. All the persons that were injured are local residents.

Details behind the circumstances of the shooting are still under investigation and there are leads being pursued. In the interest of the ongoing matter no additional details can be released at this time.

Authorities will release additional information as it becomes available. It is important to note that this is an isolated incident, and normal activities continue throughout the island. Local authorities provided and are providing assistance and professional support to anyone on the island that might require it and that have been affected by the incident. Actions were put into place and Hato International Airport, which remains fully open and operational.

Prime Minister of Curaçao
Ivar Asjes

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