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Hostage Siege At Embassy Of Turkey In Israel's Second-Largest City, Tel Aviv

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There was a siege on the Turkish Embassy in Tel Aviv today. A man entered the building, reportedly demanding asylum. As he tried to take hostages there, he was reportedly shot and wounded.

According to NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, "Some reports have him taking the consul of the embassy and his wife hostage, other reports say they were not taken hostage."

Either way they are both now out of the embassy, according to officials. The man is wounded and he is being treated.

Some Israeli media outlets report the man involved is Nadim Injaz, the same person who, in 2006, scaled a wall surrounding the British Embassy in Tel Aviv, demanding political asylum there. Subsequently, he threatened to shoot himself in the head. They report Injaz has a history of erratic behavior.

He is being treated for wounds, as the Israel government tries to negotiate his release.

NPR will continue to monitor this story. We'll provide updates as we can.

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