Suspect involved in hostage taking in Chania arrested

Police on Monday arrested and are questioning a 43-year-old man who stormed into the Chania offices of the Organization Against Drugs brandishing a gun, taking three employees hostage.

The suspect surrendered after several hours of negotiations, Crete’s general regional police directorate said in a statement after the incident, adding he was first transported to the local hospital to be treated for injuries he incurred during a shootout with police.

Police said the suspect demanded that the organization resolves a work-related issue.