Footage has emerged from the scene of the shootout in central Moscow.
The footage shows heavily armed special police units deployed in the area near where the shootout took place.
Additional footage shows unidentified men running through the streets near the FSB headquarters building wearing tactical armour and carrying automatic weapons.
On Thursday evening Moscow time, the Federal Security Service confirmed that one of the suspected gunmen who opened fire had been eliminated, with the suspect's identity currently being determined.
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Earlier, local media reported that two or three people had been killed in the incident, with the shooting starting at the reception area of the FSB headquarters building at about 6:20 local time, with three suspected gunmen then fleeing and barricading themselves in a nearby building.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed Thursday that President Putin has been informed of the incident.
The incident took place one day before Security Agency Worker's Day, celebrated by the employees of Russia's security agencies, which is marked annually on December 20.
Warning: Graphic footage below:
Первые минуты после стрельбы на Лубянке pic.twitter.com/HgnPOSiwY2— (Не)серьёзный МИД (@russiaspeaks) 19 декабря 2019 г.
Tweet text: "First minutes after the shootout at Lubyanka."
«Попали!»— Mash (@mash_breaking) 19 декабря 2019 г.
Лубянка сегодня. В силовиков стреляют из-за колонн. Выстрел в спину, человек падает. pic.twitter.com/674aAwdY4Y
Tweet text: "'They got him.' Lubyanka today. Security forces attacked from behind a column. Shot in the back, a person falls."