Armed man takes hostage at bank in Georgia

Armed man takes hostage at bank in Georgia

Georgian police officers have reportedly been sent to the site to tackle the situation. The Georgian Interior Ministry has not commented on the matter yet.

An armed man has broken into a branch of a bank in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi and taken several people hostage, Rustavi 2 TV reported on Friday.

According to the TV channel, the unidentified person initially held five to six people hostage, but later released most of them, and now only one hostage remains inside the building.

The news outlet added that the incident had taken place at a bank branch in the centre of the city earlier in the day.

According to the broadcaster, Georgian law enforcement officers have since been deployed to the scene and the nearest metro station has been closed.