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Hostage standoff at Beirut bank ends with gunman's arrest

A gunman demanding a Beirut bank let him withdraw his trapped savings to pay his father’s medical bills took up to 10 people hostage in a seven-hour standoff Thursday before surrendering in exchange for what a family lawyer said was US$35,000 of his money.

Lebanese security forces secure the area outside a bank in Beirut,, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)



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