Cape Town paramedics attacked

2012-07-24 14:37
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Cape Town - A paramedic responding to a call in Khayelitsha at the weekend was stabbed in the arm, Western Cape emergency services said on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Keri Davids said the ambulance drove to Site C around 03:00 on Sunday after a call was logged for a woman in labour.

"We had arranged with local community members that an escort would meet the crew at a school in the area. When they arrived there was no escort to meet them and two guys approached the ambulance," she said.

The two paramedics assumed the men were escorts, but changed their minds when one of the men pointed a gun.

"He realised that it was a toy gun and [took] the toy from the man. At that point the second man stabbed the practitioner in the arm and ran away from the ambulance."

The attack was reported to police. No arrests have been made.

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