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Police officer stabbed in Knysna

It’s believed the officer was trying to break up a fight between two men when the incident occurred.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A police officer has been stabbed and another person killed in a scuffle in the Knysna area.

The incident happened yesterday.

It's believed the officer was trying to break up a fight between two men, when he was stabbed.

The South African Police Service member's firearm then went off during the ensuing scuffle, killing another man.

The police's Malcolm Pojie says, "Knysna police have opened a murder docket for investigation as well as attempted murder following an incident yesterday morning when police were called out to the scene where two people were fighting near the garage."

He says, "When they arrived, a surgeon from the Dog Unit tried to intervene and got the two apart but all of a sudden one of the assailants attacked him."

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