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Turkish prosecutor held at gunpoint

9:56am EDT - 00:53

Turkish special forces enter courthouse to evacuate the building where an Istanbul prosecutor is being held at gunpoint by a far-left Turkish group with demands -- authorities. Gavino Garay reports.

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Turkish special forces were sent in to evacuate this Istanbul courthouse after a far-left Turkish group took an Istanbul prosecutor hostage, threatening to kill him at gunpoint, authorities said. The Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, who published a photo of the prosecutor with a gun to the head online, said it would kill him approximately three hours after gunmen stormed the building -- unless its demands were met. The Istanbul police chief says negotiations are underway with two assailants involved. The party said it wants the police officer it says killed 15-year-old Berkin Elvan to confess on television, and for the officer to be tried in "people's courts." The prosecutor who is being held hostage is leading an investigation into the death of Elvan, who died after nine months in a coma from a head wound sustained in anti-government protests, officials say.

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Turkish prosecutor held at gunpoint

9:56am EDT - 00:53