Johannesburg – A father and son walked into a Port
Elizabeth pharmacy on Monday and asked for help in committing suicide, Eastern
Cape police said.
The 53-year-old man and his 19-year-old son entered the
Seaview pharmacy around midday and demanded that the staff give them injections
to commit suicide, police spokesperson Stanley Jarvis said.
“They gave them two injections, but these were just
After taking the medication the men allowed staff to
leave the pharmacy.
“It is only the two of them who are left inside the
shop,” said Jarvis.
Witnesses informed police that one of the men was
carrying a gun while the other had an explosive device.
The two had not made any demands, except that police
should not enter the shop.
The rest of the complex was also evacuated.
“We are trying to resolve the situation without
anyone getting hurt,” said Jarvis.
It was unclear why the father and son wanted to commit