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Man 'shot' at Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv

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Man 'shot' at Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv


Israeli reports say a Palestinian man has been shot by Turkish security officials after breaking into the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv.

The Turkish foreign ministry said the man has been captured. A brief statement on its website said he was armed with a fake pistol, a gas canister and a knife, and demanded asylum in Turkey.

There is confusion over exactly what happened. It seems he tried to hold at least one person hostage. Earlier some reports said two people had been held for some time.

Tel Aviv is where all countries in Israel have their embassies.

The man, who has been named as Nadim Injaz, has a history of mental problems.

He was reportedly freed from jail recently after serving time in prison for a similar incident at the British embassy in Tel Aviv.

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