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Armed man demanding savings holds Beirut bank staff hostage

Summary by Ground News
The man entered the bank in the Hamra neighborhood in west Beirut with a firearm and flammable material. He demanded access to around $200,000 he had in his bank account, and when the employee refused, he began screaming that his relatives were in the hospital. The bank agreed to give him $30,000.
2 months ago·Beirut, Lebanon

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