A woman is now battling for life at hospital after she was allegedly stabbed by a jealous male companion.
The incident, which took place on Sunday afternoon, has left residents in the quiet community of Norwich district in Portland in a state of shock.
Police sources said the woman was stabbed multiple times over her body by her male friend, after she reportedly tried to break off their long-term relationship.
The woman was rushed to the Port Antonio Hospital in a state of near unconsciousness, where she was admitted.
A medical team worked tirelessly in an attempt to stop the bleeding.
The Portland police have since launched a manhunt for the suspect, who has reportedly fled the community following the incident.
Meanwhile, the police are appealing to residents who may know the whereabouts of the suspect to provide them with the information which would assist them.
Investigations are being carried out by detectives from the Port Antonio Criminal Investigation Branch.