Early this morning it was reported that dancehall star Vybz Kartel (born, Adidja Palmer) escaped from the Horizon Adult Remand Centre in Jamaica with other inmates, after holding officers at gunpoint. Now the Jamaican Observer reports that the story was only a rumor, with Jamaican police claiming no knowledge of the incident.
According to the Observer, The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Les Green, said that the reports are false. "I know nothing about that. If that had taken place I would certainly have known," he said. Another unnamed police officer added, "It may be an attempt by his cronies to keep him in the news but they don't need to spread rumors to do that because he will be in the news for quite some time."