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Paris incident: Armed man takes hostages

Paris incident: Armed man takes hostages

Police swarmed a building in Paris on Tuesday, saying a man had taken two people hostage.

Dozens of officers in riot gear, firefighters and rescue workers had evacuated and blocked off the Rue des Petites Ecuries while negotiations took place.

"The individual has been arrested and the hostages are out of danger", Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Twitter. "The negotiator had difficulty understanding".

France has been on high alert after a series of jihadist attacks in the past three years, most recently a Saturday night knife attack by a man in Paris last month in which one person was killed.




The man was described as "determined and violent" and claimed to have a handgun and a bomb according to police, The Guardian reported.

The French police have said they believe the incident isn't related to terrorism.

Authorities provided no details of the raid by specially trained intervention police officers four hours after the hostage-taking began at about 4 p.m. However, a motive for the demand was not established. Police swept vehicles in the area with a device but found nothing, he said.

One of the hostages is reportedly a pregnant woman, and another is "severely injured", according to a witness. The suspect reportedly doused two of the hostages with gasoline after the one managed to escape.


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