Man attacks cops before killing self

2015-08-18 19:32
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Johannesburg - A man allegedly stabbed a police officer and shot and wounded two others before killing himself in Alexandra on Tuesday afternoon, Gauteng police said. 

"An officer, who is a detective from Alex was investigating a case, and was in the process of arresting a suspect ... wanted for assault with grievous bodily harm, when the suspect took out a knife and stabbed the officer," police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini told News24. 

"He then grabbed the officer's gun and shot and wounded two other officers. He then shot himself dead."

Dlamini said the detective was stabbed in the hand, while one officer was shot in the hand, and the other was grazed in the back. 

"They are in a stable condition."

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