Police in South Africa arrested a man after he was reportedly found eating a woman he allegedly kidnapped and murdered, as reported by Herald Live.
According to News24, the unidentified 23-year-old man allegedly abducted the woman in Mount Frere on Saturday and took her to his home in Eastern Cape. Provincial police spokesperson Captain Edith Mjoko revealed that the suspect then slit her throat.
The man’s mother is alleged to have witnessed the grisly incident and immediately called the police. Captain Mjoko said responding officers arrived at the scene and found “the suspect busy eating the flesh of the deceased.”
The assailant became irate after officers demanded him to stop eating the dead woman and lunged at them with a knife.
“Several warning shots were fired to deter him but in vain. He was shot and taken to hospital where he is under police guard,”Captain Mjoko commented.
The Citizen reports that police believe the 23-year-old may be suffering from some kind of mental illness. However, Captain Mjoko didn’t go into specifics, only referring to his illness as “some kind of abnormality.”
The woman’s age and identity have not been stated and the unidentified suspect will be taken to jail as soon as he is considered medically sound.
This is an ongoing investigation and police are currently interviewing potential witnesses and following other leads.
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