Lebanese man Abdullah Al-Saii was arrested Tuesday for taking people hostage and threatening to blow up a bank up as he attempted to withdraw his $50,000, began a hunger strike on Wednesday. (Social Media/Twitter)

Lebanese man who threatened to blow up bank that withheld his money begins hunger strike

  • Armed with a gun and grenade, he took staff and customers hostage and demanded to withdraw $50,000 of his own cash
  • The father-of-two, who could face 10 years in jail, was described by some commentators on social media as a ‘national hero’
By Bassam Zaazaa ·