Duisburg hostage crisis: Two arrested as police say threat over

Initial reports say man and woman held at gunpoint

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Two people have been arrested after a hostage situation at a bank in Duisburg, Germany.

Police said the hostage situation was over after special forces entered the bank and found no more suspects inside.

Two men were arrested nearby.

Police were alerted earlier this morning that an armed man was holding at least two employees hostage.

A woman was later allowed to leave and acted as a witness to the police. 

After the two men were arrested by a nearby bakery, police entered the bank and confirmed there was no longer a threat.

Initial reports said a man and a woman were being held at gunpoint inside the bank, Der Western reported.

Photos from the scene showed a heavy police presence.