A police officer attached to the Belize City Police Department, Precint 2 is lucky to be alive today as he was stabbed multiple times after midnight on Sunday. And while details are sketchy, which is mainly due to the officer not being able to recollect what transpired, more questions than answers remain.
Authorities in Orange Walk say that around 1:30am on Sunday, police officer Abimael Romero was on Asuncion Street when he was attacked. According to police, Romero says he was looking for his Mother in law’s house when he was attacked. He lost consciousness shortly after.
Police say neighbors within the vicinity alerted the cops after they heard Romero moaning and saw him leaning on a fence. Romero, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, received 18 stab wounds all over his body. He is listed in stable condition at the Northern Regional Hospital. Police investigations continue.
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