Reports: Armed man holds staff hostage at Istanbul hospital

ISTANBUL (AP) " Turkish media reports say an armed man is holding a number of doctors and other staff hostage at a hospital in Istanbul.

The Hurriyet newspaper says Wednesday the gunman is believed to be a patient at the psychiatric unit of Istanbul's Cerrahpasa hospital. It says police have been dispatched to the scene.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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