Guard shoots suspected Cape Town school arsonist

2016-03-03 18:30
(Picture: Western Capes Crime Activities & Medical Assistance 24/7 via Facebook)

(Picture: Western Capes Crime Activities & Medical Assistance 24/7 via Facebook)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town – A security guard shot and wounded a man who allegedly broke into a Lotus River school in the early hours of Thursday morning before setting a building alight.

The guard attended the scene after his company received a report of a burglary and arson on Wednesday night, said Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk.

"He was attacked by the suspect who threatened to kill him. Several shots were fired by the security guard, wounding the suspect."

The wounded suspect was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Provincial education department spokesperson Millicent Merton confirmed the incident took place at Montagu's Gift Primary School.

"The school reported that the caretaker's home was set alight. There was smoke damage to the administration building and the electrical wiring was also damaged," she said.

Van Wyk said a business burglary and arson case had been opened for investigation.

Read more on:    cape town  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.