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Ten hostages freed in Nyanga – UPDATE

Police have managed to free 10 hostages after a day-long stand-off following an attempted armed robbery in Nyanga, Cape Town.

An attempted armed robbery at a supermarket turned into a hostage situation on Monday morning.

At least one person was injured and several employees were being held inside the supermarket.

Police said the area was cordoned off and a special task team was on standby.

A hostage negotiator was at the scene.

Earlier, the Nyanga junction shopping centre and surrounding roads were cordoned off as Cape Town police and metro officers engaged in a standoff with armed robbers inside a Shoprite store on Monday.

According to City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith, their metro officers were deployed to the scene.

Source – TheSouthAfrica

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