3 injured in film-like court house clash
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
Two opposing sides in a murder trial clashed in front of an Istanbul’s courthouse yesterday and attacked each other with leather belts, knives and guns. DHA photoThree people were wounded when the two opposing sides in a murder trial clashed in front of an Istanbul’s courthouse yesterday.
The two groups confronted each other around 12:55 p.m., following a hearing in a trial at the courthouse in Istanbul’s Çağlayan neighborhood. A brawl broke out, and the two sides attacked each other with leather belts and knives. The fighting escalated when both sides started firing at each other.
Two of those allegedly involved fled, with one hiding in the parking garage of the Çağlayan Courthouse. Security staff employed by Akdeniz Security Services Corp., the company responsible for guarding the courthouse, found the man hiding in the garage with his weapon and turned him over to the police.
Police units examined the crime scene and the shells they found on the ground. Reports indicate the captured alleged assailant’s weapon was loaded. One person was caught on news cameras shooting at people, before later being caught and detained by the police.