Armed man demanding savings takes Beirut bank staff hostage; many hail him as hero
Middle East News: BEIRUT: A Lebanese man with a shotgun took up to 10 employees and customers hostage at a Beirut bank Thursday and threatened to set himself on fire wi.
Armed man demanding frozen deposits takes hostages at Lebanese commercial bank
An armed man demanding deposits frozen by his bank took five branch employees and one customer hostage on Thursday at the Federal Bank of Lebanon, branch manager Hassan Halawi, who is among those being held, told Reuters.
Suspect in Beirut bank hostage standoff demanded to withdraw his own money, police say
A hostage standoff where an armed man demanded a Beirut bank let him withdraw his trapped savings has ended with the man's surrender and no injuries. It was the latest painful episode in Lebanon's economic crisis, now in its third year as cash-strapped banks slap strict limits on withdrawals, tying up the savings of millions of people.
Armed man demanding savings takes Beirut bank staff hostage
A Lebanese man with a shotgun and a gasoline canister took up to 10 people hostage at a Beirut bank Thursday and threatened to set himself on fire unless he was allowed to withdraw his trapped savings to pay his father's medical bills, authorities said.