Paris police in ‘hostage taking’ standoff with armed man

Paris police in ‘hostage taking’ standoff with armed man

Videos and images from the scene posted on social media showed police outside a building in central Paris's Petites Ecuries street.

The unidentified man took the three hostages around 4 p.m. after entering the building pretending to be a delivery man.

"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".

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

Malaysia welcomes United Nations resolution on greater protection for Palestinians | Malaysia
It "deplores the firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip against Israeli civilian areas", but doesn't say who is doing the firing. Haley expressed optimism, however, about the number of countries that supported the US amendment to condemn Hamas.

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

Paris prosecutors have opened a investigation into alleged kidnapping, armed violence, threatening behaviour and attempted murder.

The freed hostage was reportedly doused with gasoline and hit in the face as he was freed, according to Lefebvre, head of the FO police union. "His demands were really vague and incoherent", said an interior ministry official. Police swept vehicles in the area with a device but found nothing, he said.

Paris police have not revealed how many people were taken hostage.

Related Articles

  • Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing sexual assault case against Sylvester Stallone

    Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing sexual assault case against Sylvester Stallone

    Prosecutors in the USA are reviewing a sexual assault allegation made against Sylvester Stallone which the actor has denied. Media reports from a year ago , however, outline at least two alleged incidents of sexual assault from his past.
    New York Sues to Dissolve Donald J. Trump Foundation

    New York Sues to Dissolve Donald J. Trump Foundation

    The Trump Foundation also attacked the attorney general's office and said it was playing "politics at its very worst". These include Trump's use of the charity's money to settle legal disputes involving his for-profit businesses.
    Pompeo Tries to Clean Up Trump’s Messy Claims About North Korea Summit

    Pompeo Tries to Clean Up Trump’s Messy Claims About North Korea Summit

    VIDEO: North Korea's state-run TV has aired its first video from the historic summit between its leader, Kim Jong Un , and U.S. Trump cast that decision as a cost-saving measure, but also called the exercises "inappropriate" while talks continue.
  • Shikhar Dhawan hits a century

    Shikhar Dhawan hits a century

    But Rahane, who is standing in as captain for Virat Kohli, said there was no room for complacency in cricket. Afghanistan is playing against India in Bangalore and the match will kick-start at 9:30 PM IST.
    Conor McGregor to appear in court next month after hearing

    Conor McGregor to appear in court next month after hearing

    In the statement outside court a member of McGregor's legal team said on his behalf 'I regret my actions that led to today. With that in mind, both men will appear back in the same court on July 26 and will make an actual plea before the court.
    USA  unveils 'milestone' new de facto embassy in Taiwan

    USA unveils 'milestone' new de facto embassy in Taiwan

    The new AIT offices are being unveiled amid heightened concerns in Beijing over increasing United States involvement in Taiwan. President Donald Trump signed into law the Taiwan Travel Act championed by Royce's husband, Rep.
  • Microsoft is Giving its Office 365 UI a Refreshed Look and Feel

    Microsoft is Giving its Office 365 UI a Refreshed Look and Feel

    For everyone else, Microsoft is moving forward cautiously, especially when it comes to Word, Excel , and PowerPoint for Windows. Next up, with the new colors and designs, users can expect to see Fluent-Design inspired changes across the Office web apps.
    Eid exodus: Asia's Muslims on the move for end of Ramazan

    Eid exodus: Asia's Muslims on the move for end of Ramazan

    Sultan Bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice issued the resolution for the moon-sighting committee. Eid al-Fitr lasts three days and is also known as the "Breaking of the fast" following Ramadan .
    Rebel Wilson's defamation payout intended for charity slashed

    Rebel Wilson's defamation payout intended for charity slashed

    The night before the decision, Wilson took to Twitter to reveal she wasn't bothered by the publisher's appeal. Wilson, 38, is in Europe filming and was not in court. "While this case was never about the money for me ..."
  • Yemen forces launch assault on rebel-held port city

    Yemen forces launch assault on rebel-held port city

    Hodeidah port was evacuated earlier this week due to an imminent attack launched by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Agencies have warned of a humanitarian catastrophe.
    Telltale Are Working On A Stranger Things Project

    Telltale Are Working On A Stranger Things Project

    This would include Roku, Amazon Fire TV , Apple TV, and even smart televisions with a built in Netflix app. While Telltale and others consider " Minecraft: Story Mode " to be a type of game, Netflix does not.
    Meghan and Harry to tour Australia and New Zealand

    Meghan and Harry to tour Australia and New Zealand

    Some seconds later, Harry then said, "Now", allowing Meghan to curtsey in ideal time, along with the rest of the royals. Meghan Markle attended her first Trooping the Colour with the royals on June 9 to celebrate the Queen's birthday.