Richards Bay hostage drama plays out in crane

2016-12-12 09:13

Richards Bay - Police negotiators and paramedics are on standby at Richards Bay, Lira Link, where two people have been barricaded in the tower of a crane at a construction site on Monday.

IPSS Medical Rescue spokesperson Paul Herbst confirmed that medics remained on high alert after reports surfaced of the hostage drama in progress, six storeys above ground.

Herbst said a police negotiator had arrived at the scene and was attempting to initiate contact with the hostage taker.

This is a developing story.

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