Armed police are currently dealing with a hostage situation at a bank in Germany.
Initial reports said an armed individual is holding a man and a woman hostage in Duisberg, and German police have now confirmed the situation on Twitter after being alerted around 8:40 local time.
Pictures on social media show armed police have convened at the scene.
At this point, it is not known if there is more than one perpetrator.
More information as this develops.