Parent taken hostage at French school

2012-07-10 10:26
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Paris - The parent of a pupil was taken hostage at a French school outside of Paris on Tuesday morning but no children were involved and elite police have been dispatched to the scene, police said.

The hostage taking in Vitry started at around 05:00 GMT and no contact has yet been made with the unidentified hostage taker, local police official Patrick Dallennes told AFP.

The parent had come to drop their child off at the school, which is being used as a leisure centre during the holidays, police said. The child was not taken hostage.

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