World

French police responding to reported hostage situation in central Paris

French police responding to reported hostage situation in central Paris

An armed man has taken hostages at a building in a northern district of Paris.

A pregnant woman is reportedly being held captive along with possibly two other people in Paris, according to Daily Mail.

Authorities said that officers from a specialist unit were responding to an "unstable person" who was holding two people but that there was no indication the incident was terrorism-related.

Anti-terrorist police are surrounding the Mixicom computer store in the French capital's 10th arrondissement, close to the Gare du Nord Eurostar hub.




One hostage has a head injury, Yves Lefebvre, a police union spokesman, said.

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. However, his motivation for such an encounter was unknown. Police swept vehicles in the area with a device but found nothing, he said.

Police have not confirmed that the hostage-taker is armed.

Police initially said the hostage scene was unfolding in an office in the building, but soon stopped communicating details to journalists.


  • Man takes two hostage, including pregnant woman, in Paris office

    One of the hostages is reportedly a pregnant woman, and another is "severely injured", according to a witness. The Evening Standard reports the attack doused the remaining two hostages in petrol.
    Tennis great Maria Bueno buried in hometown of Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Tennis great Maria Bueno buried in hometown of Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Bueno essentially retired after the 1977 season although she did play in mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 1980. Retiring from the sport in 1977, she became a commentator herself for the Brazilian channel SporTV.
    Halo Infinite is coming to PC, watch the first trailer here

    Halo Infinite is coming to PC, watch the first trailer here

    We learned a whole bunch about Fallout 76 , including a new trailer, Rage 2, Starfield and new content for Prey called Mooncrash. After Halo 5: Forge brought the game's map-building tools to keyboard and mouse users, an entire port is a logical next step.
  • Nadal and Federer continue to race against time

    Nadal and Federer continue to race against time

    However, it was not all smooth sailing for Nadal on Sunday, as he started suffering cramps on his left hand in the third set. I had a long and mentally tough clay court season because I played nearly all possible matches after coming from an injury.
    Fortnite Nintendo Switch Release Date and Download Size Revealed

    Fortnite Nintendo Switch Release Date and Download Size Revealed

    Teachers have been urging parents to keep their children away from video game Fornite because it is damaging their education. The multiplayer shooter game, which lets players navigate a vast landscape, has racked up a huge following.
    Justify pulls away in Belmont Stakes to win Triple Crown

    Justify pulls away in Belmont Stakes to win Triple Crown

    It wasn't the pair of Tenfold and Bravazo , who came so close to taking down the undefeated chestnut in the Preakness Stakes (G1). Justify becomes the thirteenth Triple Crown victor and the first since American Pharoah in 2015.
  • Domino's is helping fix  potholed roads so your pizza stays flawless

    Domino's is helping fix potholed roads so your pizza stays flawless

    The fast food chain has already repaired roads in Burbank, California, Athens, Georgia, Milford, Delaware and Bartonville, Texas. The project, called " Paving for Pizza ", will allow individuals to nominate their town on a website by ZIP code .
    Neymar & Philippe Coutinho egged in Brazil's World Cup preparations

    Neymar & Philippe Coutinho egged in Brazil's World Cup preparations

    The Selecao superstar moved to 55 goals in 85 caps, equaling the record of 1994 World Cup victor Romario. There were brief fears for Neymar early on when Austria captain Julian Baumgartlinger trod on his ankle.

    E3 2018: New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer Features Pirates of the Caribbean

    If Platinum Games holds up to its previous titles, this will most likely be a hack-and-slash game similar to Bayonetta . What are you hoping to see at the Square Enix E3 Showcase? For the most part, the show was one giant retread.
  • Spider-Man PS4 E3 2018 gameplay trailer

    Spider-Man PS4 E3 2018 gameplay trailer

    As seen in this video, Spider-Man is working with Yuriko Watanabe, an NYPD captain who became the Wraith in the Marvel Universe. Check out all the trailers below, and sound off in the comments about which game you're most excited to play.

    Real Madrid appoints Zidane's replacement

    Zidane's resignation came as a big shock, as he had just led Real Madrid to a third consecutive UEFA Champions League triumph. He previously had a spell as manager of Porto, as well as with the Spanish national youth team set-up and at Real's B team.

    Unbeaten Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua appear poised for title unification bout

    Wilder is 40-0 with 39 knockouts, while Joshua is 21-0 with 20 knockouts. "Deontay has accepted his terms to fight in the UK". The report said the offer set out a two-fight deal with a rematch to take place in the United States next year.