August 11th, 2011
10:21 AM ET

Shots fired at Estonia's Defense Ministry

Shots were fired Thursday at the Ministry of Defense in Tallinn, Estonia, a government spokesman told CNN.

"There has been a security incident in the Ministry of Defense, there has been a shooting and the security forces are currently involved. The situation is ongoing," Peeter Kuimet said.

A local journalist, citing police, said two hostages have been taken.

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