Gunman holds staff hostage after storming hospital in Istanbul

| Updated: Feb 01, 2017 23:37 IST

London [UK], Feb. 1(ANI): An armed man on Wednesday held staff hostage at a hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. According to Daily star, the incident took place at a medical institution in Istanbul. Local media reports state that the man has a gun, although this has yet to be officially confirmed. Turkish media has said he is a patient at the psychiatric unit of Istanbul's Cerrahpasa hospital. Cops are said to be on the scene now. As per reports, it is a police officer undergoing treatment who is the hostage-taker. It comes just weeks after a gunman dressed as Father Christmas stormed a nightclub in the Turkish city, killing 39 revelers as he sprayed bullets onto a packed dance floor. The Reina Club attack was claimed by Islamic terror group, ISIS. (ANI)
iocl