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

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

A journalist for BFM Paris said two hostages had been taken. The incident is not believed to be terror-related. One of the hostages is reportedly a pregnant woman, and another is "severely injured", according to a witness.

The man was described as "determined and violent" by police, who surrounded the building where three hostages were being held on Tuesday.

Police have sealed off streets near the scene in the 10th arrondissement and are negotiating with the hostage-taker, Mr Lefebvre said. Police swept vehicles in the area with a device but found nothing, he said. He has since told authorities that he "wants to get a message to the Iranian embassy and the French government", a source at the scene said, reports DM.




The Evening Standard reports the attack doused the remaining two hostages in petrol.

The gunman is reportedly holding the people hostage inside an office.

Negotiations with the suspect were taking place, according to an Interior Ministry official who couldn't be identified because the operation was in progress.


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