ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police are locked in an hours-long standoff with an armed motorist in Pakistan's capital who officials say is demanding the implementation of Islamic law.
The surreal scene has been broadcast live on TV. The gunman is in his car stopped in the middle of an Islamabad road, accompanied by his wife and two children. He has two assault rifles that he has fired periodically.
Police official Ahmad Naeem says the incident started Thursday when police stopped the man. He argued with police and fired in the air.
Officials say the man is now demanding the implementation of Islamic law.
A Pakistani Taliban commander claimed the man was a militant and had desired to do to something to "astonish security forces."
The officials and the commander spoke on condition of anonymity.