According to the police, Harrigan is accused of kidnapping a man at gunpoint. The victim, whose nam was not released in accordance with department policy, was bound and assaulted. He was rescued by a police officer on patrol and transported to Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the incident.
Harrigan was arrested at about 7 p.m. Sept 14 and charged with false imprisonment and kidnapping. Bail was set at $100,000. Unable to post bail, Harrigan was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice of rights hearing.
St. Thomas/St. John Chief of Police Steven Phillip commended the officer who saved the victim’s life. Phillip encouraged anyone with information about the incident to say something to detectives by calling 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 extension 5608, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.