This morning, our team members in collaboration with Netcare911 and Greenwood Park SAPS, responded to a tragic stabbing incident in the Glen Anil area.
At approximately 08h30, the Marshall Security Emergency Dispatch Centre received multiple calls for medical assistance at a residence on Baobab Way. Within minutes, multiple Armed Response Officers and members of the Special Operations Team were dispatched to the scene. Netcare911 Paramedics and Greenwood Park SAPS were also notified and promptly responded to the incident.
On arrival, the emergency responders discovered that a family member had stabbed his own mother and sister before inflicting harm upon himself. Tragically, the mother succumbed to her injuries and passed away before the paramedics arrived. The sister was in critical condition and required Advanced Life Support intervention before being transported to the hospital. Similarly, the suspect’s condition was critical and also required Advanced Life Support intervention. He was then transported to the hospital by a private ambulance service, with the supervision of Netcare911 ALS, and under police guard.
Given the gravity of the situation, the Crisis Trauma Team was dispatched to the scene to provide support to the traumatized family members. The knife used in the horrific incident was recovered on-site by Greenwood Park SAPS.
We are deeply saddened by the mother’s passing and extend our heartfelt condolences to the grieving family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.
Marshall Security would like to acknowledge and commend the collaborative efforts of Netcare911, other private ambulance services, the Glen An-Hills Neighbourhood Watch, the Greenwood Park CPF Sub- Form 5 and the Greenwood Park SAPS in responding to the incident. The swift response and collaboration of all the emergency responders involved played a pivotal role in ensuring that the victims received prompt and efficient medical attention.
The Greenwood Park SAPS will be conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.