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Violence Stops the Carnival J'ouvert

April 30, 2009 – Police called off the Carnival J’ouvert Thursday morning after several acts of violence marred the celebration.
At about 8 a.m. emergency vehicles made their way through the thick crowd on the Waterfront, responding to at least one report of a stabbing.
Police Commissioner James McCall said there had been, "one shooting and two stabbings, so I shut it down,"
The shooting did not take place on the J’ouvert route, McCall said, but the stabbings did. "After the second incident I called off J’ouvert."
McCall said none of the injuries appeared to life threatening. Two, however, require surgery.
"We have suspects," he said, but none were in custody as of 10 a.m. publication time.
The three acts of violence occurred between 8 and 9:30 McCall said.

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