A 23-year-old man was arrested on Friday, 4 February for possessing an imitation firearm that he had hidden under his top.
According to the City of Cape Town’s metro police spokesperson, Ruth Solomons, the man was arrested after the drug and task team unit had been on patrols in Hanover Park.
Solomons said after the suspect gave officers permission to search him they found the makeshift firearm. Solomons indicated that he was then arrested and taken to the Philippi police station, where a detailed search revealed a live 9mm round of ammunition in his right takkie, IOL reported.
The man was then later charged with possession of an imitation firearm and the illegal possession of ammunition.
Armed suspect arrested in Hanover Park.
Cape Town imitation firearms 🙆🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/Syksse9BCa
— Veve (@LudidiVelani) February 4, 2022
Meanwhile, a body has reportedly been retrieved from a dam in Weltevreden road near Philippi on Saturday, 5 February. However, police are yet to confirm the incident.
(The following video footage might be deemed as sensitive for some readers)
Police and diving unit removing a body from the dam of Weltevreden rd Philippi
— B_from Tafelsig (@lukas_byron) February 5, 2022