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Cop arrested for holding his family hostage in Pretoria

A police officer was arrested in Waterkloof after holding his family hostage for most of the day on Monday.

FILE: Police managed to negotiate with him until he finally surrendered. Picture: Saps.

JOHANNESBURG - A police officer was on Monday arrested in Waterkloof in Pretoria after holding his family hostage for most of the day.

Police managed to negotiate with him until he finally surrendered.

His wife and son escaped unharmed.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini said, "We are not sure about the situation but we know it was around domestic violence and we are still going to interview his family. He will be charged with attempted murder and other charges relating to domestic violence."

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