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Man who caused security scare at US Embassy fined $4000 or 20 days

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 5:46 PM
Police officers secure the precincts of the US Embassy on April 1 following a security scare

Elliot Caine, the man who threw a bag over the perimeter wall of the United States Embassy in Kingston, triggering a security scare last month, has been fined a total of $4,000 or 20 days imprisonment.

Caine pleaded guilty when he appeared in the Corporate Area Magistrate's Court today.

He was fined $2,000 or 10 days on the charge of assault and $2,000 or 10 days on the charge of public nuisance.

The fined was paid.

Sentencing was handed down by Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey.

Caine was released from the Bellevue Hospital, a mental health facility, on Friday and was brought before court today.

The American man was being held at the facility as the court had previously ordered that he undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Caine caused a security scare at the US Embassy, almost a week before US President Barack Obama was scheduled to arrive in Jamaica.

He was accosted by Embassy security officers and later turned over to the police.

The police later said the bag was examined and no threats were uncovered.