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A man armed with a pistol entered the Bankmed in Nabatiyeh, Lebanon, and held the employees hostage.
The gunman was identified as 55-year-old Yahya Ali Badr El-Din. He owns a supermarket in Nabatiyeh.
He is demanding the reported $150,000 he has locked in his bank account and threatened to kill himself if he didn’t get it.
pic.twitter.com/QuF07rm5RA— جمعية المودعين اللبنانيين (@Lebdepositors) October 6, 2022
This is one of a series of incidents taking place this past month where Lebanese are storming banks to force them into withdrawing their deposits trapped by unofficial capital controls since 2019.
Yesterday, MP Cynthia Zarazir went into Byblos Bank in Antelias demanding her money.