Watch again: Gunman demanding savings takes Beirut bank staff hostage

The Independent published this video item, entitled “Watch again: Gunman demanding savings takes Beirut bank staff hostage” – below is their description.

An armed suspect has taken staff hostage after a bank in Lebanon refused his attempt to withdraw his own money from a savings account.

Al Jazeera reports that the man, equipped with a shotgun, was threatening to burn down the building if he was not given access to his money.

Since 2009 Lebanese banks have implemented strict limits on withdrawals of foreign currency, making savings accounts inaccessible for many.

A negotiator representing the government was deployed to make contact with the man.

Watch more from Independent TV: https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/editors-picks

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIndependentOnline

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Independent

Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.independent

Subscribe to Independent Premium for exclusive content and live events: https://bit.ly/2MiOONB

The Independent YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


About This Source - The Independent

The Independent is a British online newspaper. It was established in 1986 as a national morning printed paper. Nicknamed the Indy, it began as a broadsheet and changed to tabloid format in 2003. The last printed edition was published on Saturday 26 March 2016, leaving only the online edition.

Recent from The Independent:

Thailand prime minister visits scene of mass shooting at daycare centre

Nobel Peace Prize jointly awarded to human rights advocates

Watch again: Winner of 2022 Nobel Peace Prize is announced

In This Story: Beirut

Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been conducted, but 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million as part of Greater Beirut, which makes it the third-largest city in the Levant region and the fifteenth-largest in the Arab world.

9 Recent Items: Beirut

Lebanon education: Teachers strike and economy threaten schools

Lebanon receives US mediated offer on maritime border with Israel

Lebanon: Syrian migrants mourn loss of relatives to boat tragedy

Lebanon migrant boat disaster: Funerals held for some victims

Could Lebanon’s economic collapse create a humanitarian crisis? | Inside Story

Lebanese banks to close next week after more branches are stormed

Customers storm banks to get their money in Lebanon

What was the Sabra and Shatila massacre? | Al Jazeera Newsfeed

Armed woman breaks into Lebanon’s BLOM Bank demanding her savings | Al Jazeera Newsfeed

In This Story: Lebanon

Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.

Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).

2 Recent Items: Lebanon

Lebanon financial crisis pushes people to raid banks for their own money – BBC News

Maritime gas deal in jeopardy as Israel ‘rejects’ Lebanon changes

Leave a Comment

We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.