Hostage case in Istanbul ends with raid, abductor wounded
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
The incident occured at the central Fatih district of Istanbul. DHA photoAn abductor who had taken two women as hostages in Istanbul’s central Fatih district has been shot by the special police after a six-hour standoff.
The abductor, identified as Serkan K., intended to rob the apartment when he came across with the owners Işın Y. and Pınar Y and took them as hostages. A special police team, alerted by the neighbors, encircled the area and tried to convince Serkan K. to surrender. After failing to convince him they raided the apartment.
The abductor was shot in the chest and taken to a local hospital, while the two women were led to the police station for their testimony.