Gunman takes hostages in Paris post office - reports

2015-01-16 14:47
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Paris – Another hostage drama is reportedly unfolding at a Paris post office, the Daily Mail has reported.

According to reports a gunman armed with a Kalashnikov and grenades has taken a number of people hostage in a Paris suburb.

The Telegraph reported that the hostage-taker, who is known by police, had contacted them himself.

The area around the post office has been cordoned off and police have surrounded the area.

The latest attack comes less than a week after two gunmen held people hostage in a kosher butcher in France.

eNCA tweeted that the hostage-taking is not terror-related and said there were now five people held at the post office.

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