Armed man takes hostages at Beirut bank

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An armed man is holding employees and customers hostage at a bank on Beirut’s bustling Hamra street Thursday demanding his frozen funds be released, according to a security source and Lebanon’s state-owned National News Agency.

Negotiations are taking place to try to convince the hostage-taker to stand down, according to the security source. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity due to professional norms.





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