Man arrested after attacking policewoman

2015-04-26 15:17


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

Johannesburg -  A man has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed a policewoman in Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday.  

The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon as the constable returned to her private car after buying lunch, said Captain Jackson Manatha. 

"The constable was on duty and was wearing full uniform with a bulletproof vest," said Manatha. 

"While she was entering her car, she was pulled from behind and stabbed [in] her lower body and hand."

Her attacker grabbed her service pistol and fled. 

Hawkers who saw the incident blew their whistles and caught the attention of other police officers who were patrolling the area.

"Police then acted very swiftly and chased the suspect whom they cornered near a fruit and vegetable shop," said Manatha.

Both the knife and the gun were found on him.

The man was arrested and was expected to appear in the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. 

The injured policewoman was hospitalised, treated and later discharged, Manatha said.

Read more on:    east london  |  crime

Join the conversation! 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 publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


6 myths about male cancer

It is important to be aware of the most prevalent cancer diseases amongst men in our country.


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.