sapsNews24 report that a 29-year-old man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly bit and stabbed a police officer during a crime prevention operation.  

Police spokesperson Capt Sam Tselanyane said officers from Ikageng near Potchefstroom in North West were patrolling when they came across the man.  He was stopped and searched and was found to be in possession of a laptop, which he claimed belonged to his friend.  “A further search was conducted on the suspect, and he was found to be in possession of a knife. It was at that point that the suspect tried to flee, but he was swiftly, apprehended,” Tselanyane said.  The man bit and stabbed an officer on his hands during a scuffle, before being overpowered and arrested.  The alleged attacker was scheduled to appear in the Potchefstroom Magistrate’s Court on Monday on theft and assault charges.

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