'Hostage' drama ends at Westville Prison

2016-02-16 11:45


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Durban – A "hostage" situation at Westville Prison in Durban has come to an end.

ER24 paramedics on Tuesday said they were transporting the allegedly suicidal man to hospital.

Correctional Services spokesperson Thulani Mduli earlier told News24 that a male official had locked himself in the armoury room at the facility.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the official was now being transported to hospital.

"The matter will be subject to police investigation. He is being transported to eThekwini Heart Hospital."

Sources within the police and the Department of Correctional Services had previously told News24 that the allegedly suicidal warder was located in the Medium A Section.

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