An attempt on his life at Drury Lane Theatre, in which one person was shot dead before the assailant was brought under control, boosted his high public profile.
The passage through the gatehouse was lengthened to increase the amount of time an assailant had to spend under fire in a confined space and unable to retaliate.
Members of the crowd over-powered the assailant and held him for a few seconds until the police took charge.
Stacy Wilson was returning home from work as a hospital clerk when a machete- wielding assailant pulled her off an idling bus in Kingstown.
The assailant has not been captured, but sources say three men were seen fleeing the shooting.
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