HOSTAGE SITUATION: Man arrested after holding three people captive in Paris

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THE armed man has been arrested and the hostages have been freed without suffering injuries according to the French Interior Minister.

AN ARMED man claiming to have a bomb has taken three people hostage in Paris.

A pregnant woman is among those taken and the two others have been doused in petrol according to reports.

Anti-terrorist police have surrounded the computer store, with reports of one man being injured after he was hit with a wrench as the suspect entered the shop.

The man has told officers that he “wants to get a message to the Iranian embassy and the French government,” according to reports.

It is believed the assailant is carrying a handgun and has ‘explosives’ in a bag.

More news to follow.

Jay Emeny

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