BREAKING: Turkish media report armed man has taken hospital staff hostage in Istanbul

BREAKING: Turkish media report armed man has taken hospital hostage in Istanbul

A man has taken staff of a hospital in Istanbul hostage

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Reports are circulating in Turkish media that there is an unfolding hostage situation in Istanbul. 

A man has reportedly taken the staff of the Cerrahpasa hospital hostage. 

Local media state the man has a gun and is a patient in the hospital's psychiatric ward, although the authorities have yet to confirmed either of this.

Police are said to be at the site presently. 

More information will come as this develops.