Off Duty Reaction Officer Attacked: Phoenix – KZN
A 28 year old Member of Reaction Unit South Africa owes his life to his bulletproof jacket after several suspects attacked him and attempted to stab him several times on his left chest & back this morning. The knife struck the Officers bullet resistant plates (picture 3) & failed to penetrate his body.
Reaction Officer Warren Clinton Joseph who joined the company 3 months ago was attacked in Unit 9 in near Rydalvale at 05:45 this morning (Monday) after he was stopped by several men armed with knives whilst walking to the RUSA Phoenix Operations Center. The suspect accosted the Officer who was off duty & crossing a stream near a dense bush. They then informed him that all RUSA Officers will eventually be attacked & killed. The suspects then forced him to the ground & two held him while the third made several attempts to stab him. He managed to break free & fought of the suspects who eventually fled.
Reaction Officers are working on information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.