Armed man takes hostages in Paris

Armed man takes hostages in Paris

An armed man claiming to have a bomb has taken three people including a pregnant woman hostage in Paris.

"Two hostages. including one who had petrol poured on them", have been freed police said.

However, police have said there was no indication that the incident was terrorism-related, according to CNN. The information could not be officially confirmed.

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Videos and images circulating on social media show several police vehicles as well as heavily armed officers at the scene.

French police and special police forces (BRI) secure the street as a man has taken two people hostage at a business in Paris, France, June 12, 2018. 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. However, his motivation for such an encounter was unknown.

A major police operation is underway in the city's 10 arrondissement near Gare Du Nord train station after a man entered the building just after 4pm local time (12am AEST), BFMTV reports. An Interior Ministry official said negotiations with the suspect were taking place.

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