Man arrested after stabbing spree

2011-02-04 10:40

A man has been arrested in Butterworth for allegedly attempting to kill his girlfriend and then stabbing another man to death, Eastern Cape police said today.

“An 18-year old man stabbed his 22-year-old girlfriend near a tavern yesterday about 5.45pm.

The woman was rushed to Butterworth hospital where she was treated and discharged,” said Captain Jackson Manatha.

He then allegedly stabbed a 35-year-old man in front of a local supermarket in Mthatha Street.

He was rushed to hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

“It is not yet clear why the suspect went on the rampage, stabbing the two.”

The man would appear before the Butterworth Magistrates Court soon on charges of murder and attempted murder.

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