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Police overpower armed man who raided Istanbul branch of Turkey's ruling party

  • Some thousands of people attend the funeral ceremony for Turkish prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz inside the main courthouse where he died on Tuesday in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  Istanbul's police chief, Selami Altinok said police had negotiated with the gunmen for six hours before the violent end of the hostage situation, resulting in the death of Kiraz and two gunmen who took him hostage. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Some thousands of people attend the funeral ceremony for Turkish prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz inside the main courthouse where he died on Tuesday in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Istanbul's police chief, Selami Altinok said police had negotiated with the gunmen for six hours before the violent end of the hostage situation, resulting in the death of Kiraz and two gunmen who took him hostage. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)  (The Associated Press)

  • Some thousands of people attend the funeral ceremony for Turkish prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz inside the main courthouse where he died on Tuesday in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Istanbul's police chief, Selami Altinok said police had negotiated with the gunmen for six hours before the violent end of the hostage situation, resulting in the death of Kiraz and two gunmen who took him hostage. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Some thousands of people attend the funeral ceremony for Turkish prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz inside the main courthouse where he died on Tuesday in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Istanbul's police chief, Selami Altinok said police had negotiated with the gunmen for six hours before the violent end of the hostage situation, resulting in the death of Kiraz and two gunmen who took him hostage. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)  (The Associated Press)

  • Family members, colleagues and politicians attend the funeral ceremony for Turkish prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz, as many other people gather at the Eyup Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Istanbul's police chief, Selami Altinok said police had negotiated with the gunmen for six hours before the violent end of the hostage situation, resulting in the death of Kiraz and two gunmen who took him hostage. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Family members, colleagues and politicians attend the funeral ceremony for Turkish prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz, as many other people gather at the Eyup Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Istanbul's police chief, Selami Altinok said police had negotiated with the gunmen for six hours before the violent end of the hostage situation, resulting in the death of Kiraz and two gunmen who took him hostage. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)  (The Associated Press)

A Turkish official says police have overpowered an armed man who stormed the ruling party's local branch in Istanbul, broke a top-floor window and shouted slogans.

Wednesday's incident occurred a day after two members of a banned leftist group held a prosecutor hostage in an Istanbul courthouse, and all three died in a shootout between the hostage-takers and police. It was not clear if the two incidents were related.

Selim Temurci, the Istanbul chief of the ruling Justice and Development Party, told private NTV television that the man raided his party's branch in the Kartal district, forced workers out and shouted slogans against the party. No one was hurt.

Meanwhile, a funeral was being held in Istanbul for prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz who died in the hostage standoff.