'Palestinian man demands free passage to Ankara, is armed'

August 17, 2010 19:57

Further details about the Palestinian man who barricaded himself in the Turkish embassy were made available by a lawyer he has contacted on Tuesday, Israel Radio reported.

According to the Palestinian man' lawyer, who has kept in contact with the suspect by cellphone while he is in the embassy, the man is armed with a pistol and a knife. He claims that he is being pursued by the Israeli and Palestinian intelligence services because he has information that could "bring down several senior Palestinian Authority officials."The man demands safe passage to Ankara, Turkey and has not been injured, his lawyer said.

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