BREAKING: Multiple banks reportedly stormed in Lebanon with hostages taken

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UNCONFIRMED reports on Friday, September 16, suggest that multiple banks have been stormed and hostages have been taken in Lebanon.

Reports from Lebanon on Friday, September 16, suggest that multiple banks have been broken into and hostages have been taken.

“During the last 72 hours four depositors stormed #banks to retrieve their funds, the latest of which was #AbedSoubra in #TariqElJdideh’s #BLOMBank. Security forces have surrounded the bank, although he does not yet appear to be armed,” one person wrote on Twitter.

“[Update] #AbedSoubra says he is not leaving the #bank before receiving his full deposit. The bank’s management has not been responsive so far.”

“[Update] Depositor #AbedSoubra from #BLOMBank: I have a gun around my waist, which I always carry, and I haven’t taken it out even though the bank brought in armed men.”

Another person wrote: “Bank Byblos ALGhazieh Hostage Situation Now.”

While another person said: “🚨 Urgent/ An armed citizen storms the Lebanon and Gulf Bank in Ramlet Al-Baida, demanding to get his deposit.”

Video footage reportedly shows the event.

“Breaks into BLOM BANK in Beirut – Tariq Jdeideh, and demands a large amount of its deposit

As noted, multiple banks have been hit in the last 72 hours.

Arabnews.com noted that some of the bank robbers managed to grab their “own deposits” by threatening employees with weapons or “burning themselves and the premises with gasoline.”


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