Man holds child hostage at kindergarten in Armenia’s Armavir

A man armed with a knife has taken a child  hostage at one of the kindergartens in Armenia’s Armavir.

Police say they received a call at 16:25.  Policemen are at the site of the incident. Ambulances have also rushed to the scene, Public Radio’s correspondent Satik Isahakyan reports from Armavir.

There have been no reports of casualties.

Initial news reports indicated that the attacker had taken all children and teachers hostage.

The hostage-taker identified as Argam appeared to be driven by a personal motive. He’s thought to be the former son-on-law of the pre-school institution’s director.

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