An armed man in Paris claiming to have explosives, has reportedly taken at least 3 people hostage.
The gunman is reportedly holding the people hostage inside an office.
Police have not confirmed that the hostage-taker is armed. The French Special Forces have been photographed arriving at the scene. The attacker, who appeared to be brandishing a fake weapon, had doused his remaining two hostages in petrol, the source said.
The police said there was no indication that the incident was terrorism-related.
Maria Bueno, legendary Brazilian tennis player, dies aged 78
She was labelled the "Sao Paulo Swallow" for her ability to dominate the net by former BBC Sport commentator John Barrett. A self-taught prodigy, she brought grace to the game and was a dominant force, BBC Americas editor Leonardo Rocha writes.
Nintendo seemingly confirms rumors of Fortnite on Switch
On top of that, they will also be showcasing two tournaments, the Splatoon 2 World Championship finals and Super Smash Bros . Of course, until it's confirmed by Epic Games and Nintendo themselves, it's best to take everything with a pinch of salt.
Pizza company asking for town nominations for pot hole repairs
It's a way to not only help communities in need of pothole fixes after a rough winter, but also furthers the brand's stance as a leader in food delivery. 4 towns have already benefited from this initiative.
Anti-terrorist police are surrounding the Mixicom computer store in the French capital's 10th arrondissement, close to the Gare du Nord Eurostar hub. Officials declined to provide more details.
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.
Police also did not confirm reports that one of the hostages was injured.
Negotiations with the suspect were taking place, according to an Interior Ministry official who couldn't be identified because the operation was in progress.