An armed man took nine people hostage at an office of a microfinancing organisation in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Friday, the country's interior ministry said.
According to eyewitnesses, there were five attackers, armed with grenades.
Sputnik Georgia has reported that the police have managed to negotiate the release of two hostages. However, more people remain inside the building of the MBC Business Capital company on Tsereteli Avenue.
This comes almost a month after a gunman took more than 40 hostages in an office of the Bank of Georgia, in Zugdidi. The attacker asked for $500,000 ransom and managed to escape. He remains at large.
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