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Armed man holding Istanbul hospital staff hostage: reports

An armed man is holding a number of doctors and other staff hostage at a hospital in Istanbul, according to Turkish media reports.

The Hurriyet newspaper said Wednesday the gunman is believed to be a patient at the psychiatric unit of Istanbul’s Cerrahpasa hospital.

It said police have been dispatched to the scene.

This is a developing story that is being updated as the situation evolves. Initial reports in the media can sometimes be inaccurate. We will strive to ensure timeliness and accuracy by relying on credible sources such as qualified authorities and our staff reporters.

courtesy : dawn news

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