JOHANNESBURG, Sept 13 South Africa's double
amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been arrested for assault,
police said on Sunday.
Sergeant Miranda Stoltz told South Africa's eTV Pistorius,
who spent the night in jail after the arrest on Saturday, was
due to appear in court soon.
He was first arrested for assault after slamming a door on a
woman but the police later changed the charge to common assault,
said Stoltz, adding that according to his family and friends it
was just an accident.
Pistorius, who had both legs removed between the knee and
ankle as a baby, is nicknamed 'Blade Runner' because of the
prosthetic legs that enable him to sprint.
He began competing against able-bodied athletes in 2007 but
the governing IAAF banned him after ruling that his artificial
limbs gave him an unfair advantage.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport lifted the ban last year
and although he missed out on qualification for the Olympics, he
won three gold medals in the Beijing Paralympics.
(Reporting by Michael Georgy)