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    A hostage situation is underway at a bank at Zemlyanoy Val St. in central Moscow, with numerous police and emergency teams responding, a representative of the city's emergency services said.

    According to the emergency services' representative, six people are believed to be held hostage by a criminal at a bank in the centre of Moscow.

    In the meantime, law enforcement officers have significantly expanded the cordon off area around the bank building.

    Videos from outside the bank have emerged online, with police cars and ambulances at the site. 

    ​Earlier in the day, emergency services said that law enforcement officers were conducting negotiations with the purported hostage-taker.

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