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Armed Man Holds Staff Hostage at Istanbul Hospital

Turkish media reports say an armed man is holding a number of doctors and other staff hostage at a hospital in Istanbul.

Associated Press

Updated:February 1, 2017, 5:06 PM IST
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Armed Man Holds Staff Hostage at Istanbul Hospital
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Istanbul: Turkish media reports say an armed man is holding a number of doctors and other staff hostage at a hospital in Istanbul.

The Hurriyet newspaper says Wednesday the gunman is believed to be a patient at the psychiatric unit of Istanbul's Cerrahpasa hospital. It says police have been dispatched to the scene.

More details are awaited.

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