Rabat - An armed man seized a kosher grocery store and took at least five hostages, French media said.
Rabat – An armed man seized a kosher grocery store and took at least five hostages, French media said.
At least one person has been injured after the gunman opened fire at the grocery store located in eastern Paris.
According to French police, the gunman threatened to kill the hostages if police launched an assault on the Kouachi brothers, who are suspected to be responsible for the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday.
Porte de Vincennes. Hundreds of police now surrounding the kosher food shop pic.twitter.com/yYHu4BPImr
— Ruadhán Mac Cormaic (@RuadhanIT) 9 Janvier 2015
The attacker is suspected to be the same gunman who killed a policewoman in another shooting on Thursday. The gunman has been identified as 32-year-old Amedy Coulibaly.
— Bastien Hugues (@bastienhugues) 9 Janvier 2015
France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has reportedly arrived at the scene of the shooting at Port de Vincennes, as well as Paris mayor, said Le Figaro.
French officials cited by Agence France Press (AFP) said that schools near Porte de Vincennes are under lockdown.
President Francois Hollande held a meeting at the Elysee Palace along with Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Interior Bernard Cazeneuve.
— Élysée (@Elysee) 9 Janvier 2015
Photo Credit: AFP