Machete fight in San Antonio Village leaves two persons injured

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017. 1:38 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: According to police reports, yesterday morning around 6:25, San Ignacio Police visited an area in San Antonio Village, Cayo District where they saw Eusterio Verano Coc, 45, Belizean Special Constable suffering from apparent stab wounds.

Coc was transported to the San Ignacio Community Hospital for medical attention.

Police investigation revealed that Coc was on his way to the bus stop in San Antonio Village, when a man known to him only as Mai was being assaulted with a machete by one Amir Tzib and requested his assistance.

Coc assisted by taking away the machete from Tzib and was walking away when he suddenly felt a sharp pain to his rib area and when he turned around, he realized that Tzib had stabbed him with a knife and continued attacking him inflicting a cut wound to the left arm.

In self-defense, Coc swung the machete he had taken away from Tzib and inflicted a cut wound to Tzib’s left hand and managed to run away .

Coc sought assistance from the villagers in calling the police.

Amir Tzib, 25, Belizean Unemployed of San Antonio Village Cayo District is currently being detained pending charges.

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