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News24.com | Cape Town traffic officer attacked after pulling taxi over

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Cape Town – A taxi driver allegedly attacked a trafficofficer who pulled him over near the Cape Town International Airport on Tuesdaymorning, the city said.

The traffic officer, of the Ghost Squad,

stopped the taxi onthe N2 near Borcherds Quarry Road, said city spokesperson Janine Willemans.

She said the driver became aggressive and a scuffle ensued.

"The officer noticed the driver reaching for somethingbehind his back. He overpowered him and discovered the driver was in possessionof an unlicensed firearm."

The man was arrested and taken to Nyanga police stationwhere he was charged with assault, reckless and negligent driving, possession ofan unlicensed firearm and resisting arrest.

Willemans said the officer was unharmed.

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