A group of gunmen have reportedly stormed and seized a police headquarters in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, taking an unknown number of people hostage in what is reportedly an attempted coup.

The news media have branded the hostage crisis as an "attempted cou," while the National Security Service of Armenia has released a statement, rejecting the reports as rumors and saying that the military in the country is not involved.

Armenia's police chief Valery Osipyan is said to have been taken hostage. 

According to reports, the internet in the country is also currently down. Armenia media reported that one person is said to have been killed in the fighting.

Snipers have surrounded the police head quarters in the capital of Yerevan after the group of armed men invaded the building. 

The news comes days after an attempted coup that has failed in Armenia’s neighbor Turkey. At least 265 people were killed and 1,500 injured in Turkey.