Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to a bar on Wick Street in the Verulam CBD after receiving reports of a stabbing this morning.
Upon arrival a partially naked man was found lying outside the bar. It was established that the individual was consuming alcohol throughout the night at the bar when an argument broke between himself and another patron regarding the theft of his shoes.
The man then left the premises and returned a short while later armed with a knife. Without warning, he stabbed the victim in the arm.
Onlookers wrestled the knife away from the suspect before they began assaulting him. Several individuals claimed that the suspect had mislaid his shoes and became violent towards them after he had accused them of theft.
The victim had left the scene to seek medical attention while the suspect was handed over to authorities for further investigation.
Credit: Reaction Unit SA