Nat Sec Ministry says all back to calm in Sea Lots

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    The Minister of National Security is assuring the public that all is back to calm in the Sea Lots area, following a standoff with residents and law enforcement earlier today.

    The residents were furious over a shooting incident which left two men of the area dead.

    Police presence was high in Sea Lots as residents tried to burn debris, block roads and shout at the armed officers.

    Police Commissioner Gary Griffith led his forces through the area.

    And as of 8:30pm, Minister Stuart Young says there is no need for undue anxiety to enter or exit Port of Spain, as the TTPS and Defence Force are on patrol in the area.

    Earlier, Mr. Young met with Defence officials leading to T&T Regiment officers being deployed on the ground to support police officers and the Coast Guard.

    There have been no updates regarding arrests as a result of the standoff.

    The Ministry of National Security says it is working 24/7 to maintain a safe environment for all citizens.