Live : Hostage drama at Durban’s Westville prison

Durban – Tactical police have been deployed to the Westville Prison in Durban on Tuesday after a female warder locked herself in the armoury and threatened to take her own life.

Sources within the police and the Department of Correctional Services confirmed that the allegedly suicidal warder had locked herself in a walk-in safe in the prison’s Medium A Section.

“The police are all over the show here and she is inside the arsenal. We keep all the handguns and assault rifles inside there,” a DCS warder told News24.

It is understood that members of the police’s elite Special Task Force are standing by at the prison.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane confirmed that officers had responded to the scene.

This is a developing story.

Source : News24

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