Arrest of gunman ends hostage seige in central Paris

Arrest of gunman ends hostage seige in central Paris

There were no immediate details on the age, appearance or nationality of the hostage taker.

At least two people were reportedly taken hostage in Paris on Tuesday, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported.

Photos and videos from the scene showed numerous police vehicles and ambulances at Rue des Petites Ecuries in the 10th arrondissement of the French capital.

One hostage has a head injury, Yves Lefebvre, a police union spokesman, said.

The French police have said they believe the incident isn't related to terrorism.

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Police officers of the BRI intervention squad prepare a shield on June 12, 2018 near the site of an ongoing hostage taking in central Paris.

During the negotiations, the hostage-taker reportedly evoked a odd mix of events, from the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center to the kidnapping and death past year of a young girl in an Alpine town.

One of the hostages is reportedly a pregnant woman, and another is "severely injured", according to a witness.

The hostage-taker also claimed he had an accomplice outside the building with a bomb, according to Lefebvre.

The Evening Standard reports the attack doused the remaining two hostages in petrol.

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