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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  1. Rosebud

    This event also presages the appearance of the Antichrist.

    August 11, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. RuffNutt

    What's an estonia...sounds like something in a shell.

    August 11, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • really?

      are you an idiot?

      August 11, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • notruhg

      oh my goodness! its a freaking country you pumpernickle!

      September 25, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Estonian (Tallinn, Estonia)

    Estonia is a small country in Eastern Europe. Population is only 1.3 million. At the moment K-komando (SWAT) is on the scene. Defence minister was not in building. Local news said that hostage situation is over and one man is arrested.

    August 11, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      Eastern – Europe? More like Northern.

      August 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Local shop for local people

    It's over by now. The guy committed suicide, noone else was harmed.

    August 11, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |

    Maybe the Estonians should think twice about joining NATO. The Estonians need to wise up and see NATO for what it really is, a group of states subservient to the right-wing thugs in Washington. If I were Estonian, I'd much rather take my chances with Russia, but then again, I haven't been brainwashed by a bunch of self serving, money-grubbbing, pro-Western politicians who want to make some kind of a profit!!!

    August 11, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Estonian

      Estonia already is in NATO. Has been there since 2004.

      August 11, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • you have got to be joking

      Estonia's been a member of NATO since 2004. How can you be 7 years behind times?

      Also, Estonia is too right wing, and had too many bad experiences with Russia to have anything to do with them these days.

      August 11, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      The baltic states were among the initial chips to breaking up the ussr, i think. They were signed over to stalin by hitler at the beginning of wwii. I'm sure they've had enough of the russians.

      August 11, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • R√§im

      Ruffnutt, you should think twice before writing or saying anything. Would look wiser. I'm truly glad you are not Estonian.

      August 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Maybe the troll RUFFNUTT should think twice about posting about a subject he has no knowledge of.

    August 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Good post, banasy, thank you.

    August 11, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. fernace

    Estonia is part of the Northern European nations, along with Latvia & Lithuania! It's across the Baltic Sea, from Finland & I believe were able, along with it's 2 neighbors, to hold on to it's nationality despite the USSR nation usurping machine! All these nations are generally very peaceful, so this is an unusual occurence! Hope all is well & people are safe!!

    August 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • anonymouse

      who cares?

      August 11, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    The people of Estonia, obviously.

    August 11, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. George Patton

    If I were the Estonian Prime Minister, I'd first pull Estonia out of NATO if it ever joined and conclude an alliance with Russia, pronto! Anyone with half a brain can see just how much the right-wing thugs in Washington are getting an ever tighter grip on their NATO allies, using them to help fight their obnoxious wars such as the civil war currently going on in Libya!!!

    August 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. leeintulsa

    Are you missing it, george? The estonians are quite proud to be out from under Russia's heel. I'm sure a big reason for them joining NATO was to keep it that way..

    August 11, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. fernace

    General Patton, listen to leeintulsa! Estonia has had it's fill of Russia in all its incarnations & prefer to stand on their own & as included in the Northern European Council! They will probably continue as members of the UN & NATO, as most nations in Europe does!!

    August 11, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |

    i heard it was a guard that had a wardrobe malfuntion and snagged the trigger on his riffle... he was put on 2 weeks probation...

    August 12, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |