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WATCH: Neighbour captures footage of Athlone stand-off

13 May, 04:16 PM

 A man died on Wednesday in Athlone, Cape Town, after an overnight stand-off with police that started over a complaint about his 13 dogs. 

The man, Michael Volkwyn, 61, apparently had mental illness problems. His family members and negotiators were called to the scene but it was to no avail as Volkwyn shot himself in the head when police entered the property. 

READ MORE: As it happened: Man kills himself after stand-off with Cape Town police.


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