14 Mar 2009

Police in Samoa step up security at international airport after stabbing

11:41 am on 14 March 2009

More police officers in Samoa will be deployed to provide security at the main Faleolo International Airport after a man was stabbed at the airport terminal as a result of a personal confrontation.

The assistant police commissioner, Papalii Li'o, says the ministry has decided to step up police security at the country's only international airport because people's safety especially passengers is a priority.

Faleolo international airport is mainly used by international airlines such as Air New Zealand, and Polynesian Blue, as well as airlines making flights between Samoa and American Samoa.

A suspect has been charged as a result of the stabbing incident last

Thursday night but the assistant police commissioner has pointed out that both the suspect and the victim were not passengers.