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Guests at a Cancun resort have been ordered to take shelter in place after reports of gunmen on the beach, according to people staying at the beachfront hotel.

The incident took place at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera resort in Cancun, Mexico on Thursday afternoon, with guests posting video of the incident on Twitter.

“All of the guests and staff said to bend down, and we were all taken to hiding places at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. Active shooter? Terrorist threat or kidnapping? They don’t tell us anything, ”tweeted former NBC executive Mike Sington.

“Active shooter game at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. All guests are confined to the lobby now. The hotel staff gathered in a corner. Still no announcements or updates from the hotel, Hyatt or the police. Several guests have now said they saw a gunman come out of the beach, actively shooting. “

The incident turned out to be a shootout between suspected rival drug dealers on the beach which left two dead.

The local Mexican attorney general said no tourists were seriously injured or kidnapped during the confrontation between “antagonistic drug trafficking groups” in Bahía Petempich, Mexico, near Cancun.

But two of the suspected gangsters were gunned down in the scuffle, and a report from a government command center added that one person may have been kidnapped and taken in a boat. About fifteen armed people were involved, according to the statement.

Mr Sington posted a video with a member of hotel staff telling the crowd that they “were all safe at that time”, and another saying that “the suspect has been apprehended”.

Jim Wildermuth, a hotel guest and US citizen of Atlanta, told ABC News he heard gunshots there and called the noise “cracks.”

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“All of the guests and staff said to bend down, and we were all taken to hiding places at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. Active shooter? Terrorist threat or kidnapping? They don’t tell us anything, ”tweeted former NBC executive Mike Sington.
“Active shooter game at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. All guests are confined to the lobby now. The hotel staff gathered in a corner. Still no announcements or updates from the hotel, Hyatt or the police. Several guests have now said they saw a gunman come out of the beach, actively shooting. “
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Guests at a Cancun resort have been ordered to take shelter inside the building after reports of gunmen on the beach, according to people staying at the seaside hotel.
The incident took place at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera resort in Cancun, Mexico on Thursday afternoon, with guests posting video of the incident on Twitter.
“All of the guests and staff said to bend down, and we were all taken to hiding places at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. Active shooter? Terrorist threat or kidnapping? They don’t tell us anything, ”tweeted former NBC executive Mike Sington.
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