Police operation in Paris as man holds 2 hostages

Police in riot gear surrounded the entrance of a building in central Paris where a man was holding at least two people hostage in a ground-floor office Tuesday, French authorities said.

According to media reports, three people were taken hostage, including a pregnant woman.

The Paris Police Prefecture confirmed to CNN that there was "a police intervention" underway at Rue des Petites Ecuries in the 10th arrondissement of the French capital. The French Special Forces have been photographed arriving at the scene.

Shocking photos show police decked out in body armour with a local reporter warning of "an armed man".

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They also scored 36 goals, and their form means they are one of the favourites ahead of the tournament in Russian Federation . UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid have announced their new manager, following the departure of Zinedine Zidane .

The motive for the attack was not clear but incident did not appear to be terrorism-related. The suspect reportedly doused two of the hostages with gasoline after the one managed to escape.

Streets in the area have been sealed off by police cordons.

The man reportedly asked for the Iranian embassy to be contacted but the police did not confirm the report. "His demands were really vague and incoherent", said an interior ministry official.

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