Cops launch manhunt for 2?murder accused

2014-09-27 14:57

A manhunt is under?way for two men accused of murder after they escaped during a shoot-out at the Marble Hall police station.

The two men – along with another who was killed during the subsequent shoot-out – were being given breakfast in the holding cells this morning, when they overpowered two policemen, said Limpopo police Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

“They managed to grab a firearm [from the police] and they shot their way out of the police station,” he said.

During the shoot-out between police and the men, one of the murder accused was killed, while a policeman was shot in the leg.

“The two other suspects are still on the run.”

A wide-scale search – involving various police departments as well as community members – is now on for the two escapees.

The stolen gun had already been retrieved during the search in the town north-west of Groblersdal.

Mulaudzi said that the escaped men were extremely dangerous.

“They were arrested for murder, attempted murder and business robbery ...

“We are doing everything we can to find them.”

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