“Two police officers sustained injuries while thwarting an armed terrorist attack at the Caglayan Courthouse in Istanbul on Tuesday.
The incident occurred at 11:46 a.m. when assailants attempted to breach the checkpoint near Gate C of the courthouse,” stated Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya. “Both attackers, a man and a woman, were neutralized.
Five individuals, including three police officers, were injured in the exchange. I commend our brave police officers for their actions.
The minister expressed hopes for a swift recovery for the injured and assured that further details would follow.
Amidst the gunfire, visitors and courthouse staff sought shelter, prompting immediate deployment of police and medical personnel to the scene.
Entrances and exits to the courthouse were promptly sealed off.”
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.