3 stabbed with scissors in Cape Town supermarket

2015-01-13 11:42


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Cape Town - Three people were stabbed in an "unprovoked attack" at a Pick n Pay supermarket in Bellville, Cape Town, after a man entered the store with a pair of scissors.

The assailant, 45, walked into the store at 14:00 on Monday afternoon and proceeded to attack a merchandiser, a bakery assistant and a customer, The Cape Times reported.

No reasons have yet been given for the attack, with Pick n Pay spokesperson Tamra Veley describing the incident as "unprovoked".

The three injured people were taken to hospital for treatment, Veley added.

Mishka Jakoet, a 22-year-old medical student at the University of Stellenbosch, was shopping with a friend when the incident occurred, Netwerk24 reported.

She said customers immediately ran for the door after the first victim, a woman, was seen gushing blood from the neck and chest.

The man was eventually arrested by a security guard. Police spokesperson FC van Wyk confirmed a charge of attempted murder had been laid.

The incident comes on the back of a mall robbery a day earlier at Blue Route Mall in Tokai, Cape Town, with the perpetrators in that incident being caught on video.

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