Hawks roped in to investigate N2 cop killing

The officer was changing 2 flat tyres when he was attacked and stabbed to death.

Police and forensic experts at the scene where a police officer was stabbed to death in an attack on the N2 highway. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Hawks have been roped in to investigate the murder of a police officer on the N2 highway.

A search has also been launched for the two men who killed the officer just after the Baden Powell Drive offramp.

The 50-year-old officer was en route to work when he was attacked early this morning.

#PoliceMurder it's alleged the police officer stopped after getting two flat tyres, he drove through objects placed road under Faure bridge

It is alleged he was driving to work in an unmarked police car when he got two flat tyres.

Police are calling on witnesses to come forward to assist in the investigation.

The unmarked police vehicle has been towed away as investigators continue to comb the scene for more evidence.

The warrant officer was attached to the Commercial Crime Unit.

While the exact motives are unclear, it's believed it was a robbery.