Depositors take hostages at commercial bank in Beirut - security source

  • World
  • Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A group of depositors, at least one of whom is armed, took hostages at Blom bank in central Beirut on Wednesday, a security source said.

It is the second hostage situation at a bank in recent weeks in Lebanon, where a devastating financial crisis has locked most people out of their bank accounts.

(Reporting by Maya Gebeily; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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