Attacker takes hostages at bank in Russia's Tyumen

An unknown person took three hostages at a Sberbank branch in the Russian city of Tyumen on Wednesday, the emergency services told Sputnik.
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Attacker takes hostages at bank in Russia's Tyumen

Moscow [Russia]: An unknown person took three hostages at a Sberbank branch in the Russian city of Tyumen on Wednesday, the emergency services told Sputnik.

"According to preliminary data, a Sberbank branch on the first floor of a five-story building in Tyumen has been seized. Three employees are being held hostage," the spokesperson of the emergency services said.

Approximately 50 people were evacuated from the five-story building where the hostage situation is ongoing. (ANI/Sputnik)