‘Hostage drama’ a sui­cide bid

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS -

Po­lice yes­ter­day dis­missed claims of a hostage drama un­fold­ing in Cap­i­tal Park, Pre­to­ria, say­ing it was an at­tempted sui­cide. “It was not a hostage sit­u­a­tion,” Cap­tain Tsek­iso Mo­fo­keng said. “A 40-year-old in­tox­i­cated man was re­ported by com­mu­nity mem­bers as walk­ing into his house with a firearm.” Po­lice were then alerted. When of­fi­cers ar­rived on the scene, they heard gun­shots from inside the house. “Po­lice gained en­try and dis­armed the man, who had shot him­self.” Mo­fo­keng could not say how many times he was wounded. He was taken to hos­pi­tal. No one else was in­jured.

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