Thursday, November 03, 2005

Cape Town family in shock after hostage ordeal

Four members of a Cape Town family are being treated for shock after they were held hostage in their home on Wednesday morning. A 17-year old youth armed with a fishing knife arrived at the family’s home early on Wednesday morning, and demanded money from the homeowner. The youth then apparently locked the door and forced the family into a room at knifepoint. Neighbors alerted the police, who arrived at the scene and convinced the youth to surrender. According to reports, the suspect, who is apparently known to the family, will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Friday.

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