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Klopperpark Man Holds Family Hostage, Injures Three Cops in Shooting



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On February 25, a 38-year-old Klopperpark man was apprehended for injuring three police officers during a hostage situation. According to Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo, provincial police spokesperson, the officers were called to a residence where a woman and her children were reportedly being held captive by the suspect. Upon arrival, the man opened fire on the officers, also injuring a family friend inside the house.

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SAPS promptly deployed a hostage negotiator, facilitating the suspect’s surrender. Masondo outlined the charges against the man, including attempted murder, kidnapping, and assault. The injured officers and the family friend were transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment and are reported to be in stable condition.

Source: Three cops shot, injured when Klopperpark man holds wife and children hostage

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