An armed man is currently holding employees hostage at Federal Bank in Hamra.
The man is demanding to be given his money, and has reportedly fired three warning shots thus far. It is also being reported that the man has a flammable substance with him, and there are calls for firetrucks and Red Cross ambulances to head to the area.
This comes on the second day that banks had reopened after being closed open-ended strike
in protest of the “populist” decisions taken against its members in Lebanese courts
Security forces have not entered the building yet.