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Paris on lockdown as 'armed man takes hostages'

14 June 2018, 08:55 | Taylor George

Paris on lockdown as 'armed man takes hostages' | Daily Star

'Hostage situation' in Paris - man with 'BOMB and handgun' surrounded by armed police

A four-hour hostage standoff in central Paris ended with police moving in, arresting the suspect and freeing those held, France's interior minister announced late Tuesday.

A street in the French captial has been closed off as police cordon the area.

The attacker, who appeared to be brandishing a fake weapon, had doused his hostages in petrol, Reuters news agency reported, citing a police source.

Further, the motive of the accused has also not been disclosed yet.

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"The individual has been arrested and the hostages are out of danger", Gerard Collomb wrote on Twitter, praising police, especially the elite BRI unit, for their "professionalism and responsiveness". Unknown claims that he has a bomb.

Police would not immediately confirm whether the person holding the hostages was armed or describe the nature of his demands.

The man is being investigated on multiple counts, including kidnapping and sequestration, attempted homicide and violence with a weapon, the official said. One of the hostages is reportedly a pregnant woman, and another is "severely injured", according to a witness. Police swept vehicles in the area with a device but found nothing, he said. No other motivations of hostage-taking it is not voiced.



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