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Hostage situation ends, suspect and 1 victim dead : Philippi

A standoff between the police and a man in Philippi, Cape Town resulted in 2 police officers being shot and wounded, whilst the suspect and 1 victim died.

The police went to the Siyangena informal settlement following a tip about an illegal firearm at a shack. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said the police came under attack upon their arrival with shots being fired, that wounded two officers.

The standoff which lasted for about 2 hours ended when the suspect turned the gun on his girlfriend and shot and killed her before killing himself.

The suspect is believed to have been in his 30s and his girlfriend in her 20s.

More: IOL

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