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A man arrested after shooting at lawyer's office

Date of incident: 
April 19, 2018
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Lebanese Military Intelligence
Lebanese Civilians

 Lebanese Army Intelligence arrested a man suspected of shooting at a lawyer’s office for "personal reasons" .

Samer Bilal Taleb was arrested in the Beirut area of Mathaf for firing at attorney Wadah Hanna al-Shaer’s office. The Army did not find any political, sectarian or security motives behind the attack, the statement clarified.Taleb has been referred to the judiciary. It is unclear whether the office was vacant when the incident occurred.

The Army is searching for a suspected accomplice who was reportedly with Taleb during the shooting.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.