Tags: paris | kosher | grocery | store | hostage

Paris: Kosher Grocery Store Hostage-Taker Wounds Several

Image: Paris: Kosher Grocery Store Hostage-Taker Wounds Several
Members of the French police special forces evacuate hostages after launching the assault at a kosher grocery store in Porte de Vincennes, eastern Paris, on January 9, 2015. (Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 09 Jan 2015 08:56 AM

A Paris kosher grocery store is now the scene of a hostage situation after a gunman wounded several people and holed up in the market Friday as police cornered the two suspects in this week's deadly terror attacks near Charles de Gaulle airport.

Officials could not immediately confirm a link between the two, but the coincidence spiked fears throughout Paris, according to The Associated Press.

A police official said the hostage-taker at the kosher market, near Paris' Porte de Vincennes, is armed with an automatic rifle and there are multiple hostages and wounded.

Helmeted SWAT squads converged on the standoff. The French president ordered the country's top security official to the scene, an official in the presidency told the AP.

French officials could not confirm reports of a link between the hostage-taker at the market Friday and the murder of a policewoman in Paris Thursday, or to the two suspects in Wednesday's attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Those attackers, who claimed allegiance to al-Qaida, have been on the run since gunning down 12 people and remain cornered by police about 30 kilometers (18 miles) away.

France has been high alert for other attacks since the newspaper massacre.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
A Paris kosher grocery store is now the scene of a hostage situation after a gunman wounded several people and holed up in the market Friday as police cornered the two suspects in this week's deadly terror attacks near Charles de Gaulle airport.
paris, kosher, grocery, store, hostage
198
2015-56-09
Friday, 09 Jan 2015 08:56 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved