SSNP Hands over 2 Suspects in Assault on Policemanإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Two Syrian Social National Party members, who were among several others who assaulted a security officer in Beirut's Hamra district, were handed over to the Hbeish police station on Friday.
The two men were identified as Ramzi Abdo and Mohammed Awad.
Earlier Friday, the National News Agency reported that police cordoned off the bureau of the SSNP in Hamra after several party members assaulted an Internal Security Forces officer.
NNA said that four suspects snatched on Thursday night the officer’s gun as he was passing near the party’s bureau in Hamra’s Spears area and took refuge there.
However, the SSNP returned the firearm to the security forces, the agency added.
The suspects were seized by the police after reports that the security forces set a deadline for the SSNP to hand over the suspects, warning that they would take strong measures if it doesn’t meet its request.
The warning came despite a denial by the party that its members had bickered with security forces.
The SSNP also said that police neither cordoned off the party’s bureau in Hamra nor any of its other branches.