Paris incident: Armed man takes hostages

Lester Mason
June 12, 2018

In response, anti-terrorist police have surrounded a Mixicom computer store in the city's 10th arrondissement, which is close to the Gare du Nord Eurostar hub.

An armed man is believed to have seized at least one hostage in Rue des Petites Ecuries, with armed police and firefighters at the scene.

A pregnant woman is reportedly being held captive along with possibly two other people in Paris, according to Daily Mail. The suspect reportedly doused two of the hostages with gasoline after the one managed to escape. "Cordoned off by law enforcement".

Police officers of the BRI intervention squad prepare a shield on June 12, 2018 near the site of an ongoing hostage taking in central Paris.

"Officials will be trying to start a negotiation with the man", police union official Yves Lefebvre told BFMTV.

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.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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