It’s been reported that Adidja Palmer bka dancehall hero Vybz Kartel started a riot at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre early this morning in Jamaica. Kartel allegedly held an officer at gunpoint and eventually escaped, disguised as a guard, in a Correctional Services Department truck. One police officer is thought to have died of a heart attack during the break, and twelve others were reported injured. Kartel has been held at Horizon while under investigation for two murder charges.
This morning, Jamaican police say they have no knowledge of the escape. Commissioner Les Green told the Jamaica Observer, “I know nothing about that. If that had taken place I would certainly have known.”