Law enforcement officers gather in a street near an office of a microfinance organisation after an unidentified gunman took hostages, in Tbilisi, Georgia November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES
November 20, 2020
TBILISI (Reuters) – A gunman has released unharmed all nine hostages he had taken at a microfinance organisation in the Georgian capital Tbilisi on Friday, police said.
According to preliminary information, the gunman was not demanding a ransom but had some social demands, including lower prices for medicines.
Last month, a masked gunman took 43 hostages during a bank robbery in the town of Zugdidi in western Georgia. He disappeared after receiving a ransom of $500,000 and releasing all hostages.
(Reporting by Margarita Antidze; Editing by Hugh Lawson)