A relative of a hostage waits as Turkish police stable the build of the Procter & Gamble plant after a gunman took hundreds of parents hostage in Gebze district of Kocaeli, Turkey, on Thursday. Officers mentioned Friday that the suspect has been apprehended and the hostages get been rescued. Photo by Erdem Sahin/EPA-EFE
Feb. 2 (UPI) — Authorities in Turkey get detained a gunman who took seven folks hostage at a producing facility of U.S. manufacturer Procter & Gamble in drawl of Israel’s battle in Gaza, officials mentioned early Friday.
The bid at the manufacturing facility in the Gebze district of Turkey’s northwestern province of Kocaeli began Thursday. The build of enterprise of Gov. Seddar Yavuz mentioned in an announcement Friday that authorities and effectively being officials get been dispatched to the placement and following hours of failed negotiations, security forces “intervened and neutralized the suspect.”
“The hostages get been safely rescued and the particular person that performed the act has been taken into custody,” Yavuz’s build of enterprise mentioned. “A complete investigation into the incident has been initiated.”
On X, the governor described the operation that secured the rescue of the hostages as “meticulous.”
All hostages get been also in supreme effectively being, he mentioned.
“I congratulate our security models,” he added.
His build of enterprise mentioned that the suspect had taken the seven folks hostage in recount to “plan consideration to the continuing occupation in Gaza” the build Israel has been waging a brutal battle against the Iran-backed Hamas for the rationale that militant group killed 1,200 Israelis in a taken aback assault on Oct. 7
In step with the Hamas-controlled Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, better than 27,000 Palestinians get been killed in the battle in Gaza and better than 66,000 injured.
UPI has contacted P&G for comment.