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FRANCE Paris hostage situation ends with arrest of gunman, 12 Jun 2018

Discussion in 'Europe: Crimes & Trials' started by Uno2Much, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Paris Hostages Freed: ‘Determined and Violent’ Gunman Demanded Contact With Iranian Embassy
    Jason Lemon
    Newsweek•June 12, 2018

    An armed man took three hostages in Paris on Tuesday afternoon, demanding to be put in contact with the Iranian Embassy. The hostages have now been freed and the suspect arrested, the French interior minister announced.

    The man was described as “determined and violent” and claimed to have a handgun and a bomb according to police, The Guardian reported. Police also said the man was believed to have an accomplice outside the building where he was holding the hostage in a northern district of the French capital. At this time, police do not currently believe the situation is terror-related.

    Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/paris-hostages-freed-determined-violent-180836445.html
     
  2. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Paris hostages freed, suspect arrested after 4 hours
    By ELAINE GANLEY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    PARIS — Jun 12, 2018, 4:55 PM ET


    A four-hour hostage standoff in central Paris ended with police moving in, arresting the armed suspect and freeing the people held in a ground-floor office, France's interior minister announced late Tuesday.
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    The Paris prosecutor's office detained the suspect, a 26-year-old man born in Morocco, a judicial official said. It was not immediately clear if he had French nationality.
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    Two hostages were freed, one who reportedly had been doused with gasoline and threatened by the hostage-taker with being set on fire, French TV news stations BFM-TV and CNews reported.
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    The hostage-taker also claimed he had an accomplice outside the building with a bomb, according to union official Lefebvre. Police swept vehicles in the area with a device but found nothing, he said.

    Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/police-operation-hostage-situation-paris-55837116
     
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