Man threatens to burn down mall

2014-12-03 00:00

A MAN was taken to hospital after climbing into the ceiling of Scottsville Mall and ­threatening to burn the building down early yesterday morning.

A police source said the man, believed to be mentally ill, climbed into the mall’s ceiling late on Monday night.

Fire department spokesperson Lerato Ngcobo said they were called to the scene as the man threatened to set the mall alight.

“He had accelerants with him,” said ­Ngcobo.

The police eventually climbed up after the man and apprehended him after he fell through the roof.

The man was handcuffed and taken to Northdale Hospital for examination. — WR.

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