Police have arrested a suspect in the AUC bomb threat.


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In connection with the ongoing investigation regarding the two threats sent by email to the management of the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) on Monday August 31st and Tuesday September 1st 2015 police have arrested a suspect.

The arrest was made after thorough investigation by the police department, the prosecutor’s office and with assistance of the management and security of the AUC and the expertise of our local communication providers TELEM and UTS.

The arrest took place on Wednesday September 2nd at approximately 07.00 p.m. The residence of the suspect was searched and several electronic items were confiscated for further investigation.

The male suspect was taken to the Philipsburg Police Station where he will remain in custody for questioning and further investigation.

The investigation is in its preliminary stage and due to the sensitivity of this case no further information will be given at this time.