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Man holding hostage in Brazilian hotel, forces evacuation in capital city

  • An unidentified man holding what appears to be a gun, parades a handcuffed hostage wearing what appears to be an explosive vest, on the 13th floor balcony of the Saint Peter Hotel, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Firefighters and police have cordoned off the area and about 300 guests and other employees left the hotel, some reportedly told to leave by the same man carrying out the attack. Police didn't confirm whether there were actually explosives in the garment. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    An unidentified man holding what appears to be a gun, parades a handcuffed hostage wearing what appears to be an explosive vest, on the 13th floor balcony of the Saint Peter Hotel, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Firefighters and police have cordoned off the area and about 300 guests and other employees left the hotel, some reportedly told to leave by the same man carrying out the attack. Police didn't confirm whether there were actually explosives in the garment. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)  (The Associated Press)

  • An unidentified man parades a handcuffed hostage wearing what appears to be an explosive vest, on the 13th floor  balcony of the Saint Peter Hotel, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Firefighters and police have cordoned off the area and about 300 guests and other employees left the hotel, some reportedly told to leave by the same man carrying out the attack. Police didn't confirm whether there were actually explosives in the garment. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    An unidentified man parades a handcuffed hostage wearing what appears to be an explosive vest, on the 13th floor balcony of the Saint Peter Hotel, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Firefighters and police have cordoned off the area and about 300 guests and other employees left the hotel, some reportedly told to leave by the same man carrying out the attack. Police didn't confirm whether there were actually explosives in the garment. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)  (The Associated Press)

A Brazilian hotel has been evacuated in the capital of Brasilia after a man took an employee hostage.

Firefighters and police have cordoned off the area and about 300 guests and other employees left the hotel — some reportedly told to leave by the same man carrying out the attack.

Images airing on live television on Monday showed the assailant with what appeared to be a gun parading the hostage out onto the balcony of a room on the 13th floor of the Saint Peter Hotel.

The hostage was handcuffed and wearing what appeared to be an explosive vest. Police didn't confirm whether there were actually explosives in the garment.

Police haven't identified the man or said if he has any demands.