Lebanon News

Man wanted for shooting arrested in e. Lebanon

File - Lebanese soldiers stand at a checkpoint at the entrance of the neighborhood of Hay al-Sharawneh in Baalbek, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)

BEIRUT: A wanted Lebanese man was arrested in Baalbek, east Lebanon, the Army said in a statement Tuesday.

The military said Hasan Ali al-Miqdad, who has an arrest warrant “for opening fire,” was apprehended Monday after soldiers in the Baalbek village of Harabta stopped a black Chevrolet jeep he was in.

The Chevy driver, Hasan Ahmad al-Miqdad, was also arrested, the statement added.

Three assault rifles, three pistols and five hand grenades, in addition to a quantity of ammunition and military equipment, were seized from the jeep, the Army said.

It said the men were referred to the relevant authorities.





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