St. George's Mall Hostage Drama

Police on Thursday said shots were fired in what is believed to be a hostage drama in Cape Town's CBD.

Officers responded to the incident in St. George's Mall.

Police spokesperson Ezra October said details were still sketchy.

"The gunmen fired a shot and ran into the building. Cape Town Central police members are standing [by]. At this moment in time we are not sure what happened," he added.

Parts of the pedestrian walkway at St. George's Mall have been closed.

City centre public safety officers have taken charge by conducting crowd control, while metro police are stationed at both entrances of the building.

There were unconfirmed eyewitness accounts of gunmen running into the building.

While law enforcement took charge, they have not confirmed what appears to be a hostage drama.Eyewitness News

Report ID: 633
Crime Category: Other
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: CBD
Address: St. George's Mall
Crime Date/Time: 21 Oct 2010, 00:10 AM
Reported By: Username977
Reported Date: 21 Oct 2010, 12:10 PM
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