Friday, 14 December, 2018

French police responding to reported hostage situation in central Paris

'Hostage situation' in Paris - man with 'BOMB and handgun' surrounded by armed police Paris on lockdown as 'armed man takes hostages' | Daily Star
Kenny Thornton | 12 June, 2018, 21:54

French police with their dog secure the street as a man has taken people hostage at a business in Paris, France, June 12, 2018.

French special forces are in contact with and negotiating with the man, who claimed to have a handgun and a bomb and demanded to be put in contact with the Iranian embassy in Paris.

Shocking photos show police decked out in body armour with a local reporter warning of "an armed man".

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A journalist for BFM Paris said two hostages had been taken.

The police said there was no indication that the incident was terrorism-related, but declined to elaborate on the hostage-taker's motive. The attacker, who appeared to be brandishing a fake weapon, had doused his remaining two hostages in petrol, the source said. More than a dozen heavily-armed police officers, firefighters and rescue workers were stationed outside the entrance of the building where the hostages were being held. Law enforcement officials cordoned off the area. An Interior Ministry official said negotiations with the suspect were taking place.

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