Man holds two people hostage in Paris

Paris incident: Armed man takes hostages

At least two people, including a pregnant woman, have been taken hostage in Paris, French media reports.

The hostages are being held in the internal courtyard of the building, which contains a mix of offices and residential apartments. Special units and fire services were at the scene. He's holding two hostages. Officials declined to provide more details. "Cordoned off by law enforcement".

The area around the incident in the 10th arrondissement of Paris was ringed off by police.

A police source said the hostage-taker initially hit one person who was able to escape.

Amazon accused of poor working conditions at supplier factory
In a letter to China Labor Watch, Amazon said it takes reported violations of its supplier code of conduct "extremely seriously". Amazon regularly assesses suppliers, using independent auditors as appropriate, to monitor continued compliance and improvement.

Nick Jonas Brings Priyanka Chopra as His Date at Wedding
Meanwhile, Jonas cut quite the figure in a simple navy suit, which he wore with a black button-down shirt and white sneakers. We don't expect a formal announcement from Priyanka because she has always been tight-lipped about her personal life.

South Korea Blindsided By Trump War Games Agreement
Trump described the exercises as "very provocative " and said Pyongyang "very much appreciated" seeing the exercises end. America maintains about 28,000 troops in South Korea at any given time.

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.

"The man claims to be in possession of a bomb and a handgun", France Bleu said, adding that the hostage-taker demanded to speak with Iranian embassy.

Negotiations with the suspect were taking place, according to an Interior Ministry official who couldn't be identified because the operation was in progress.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Julen Lopetegui Named Real Madrid Head Coach After Zinedine Zidane's Resignation
Jun 12, 2018 - 21:23
Lopetegui, who is also Spain's football coach throughout 2020, spent three years with Real as a player. The 51-year-old took over as Spain coach in 2016 following the retirement of Vicente Del Bosque.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Paris on lockdown as 'armed man takes hostages'
Jun 12, 2018 - 20:49
A pregnant woman is reportedly being held captive along with possibly two other people in Paris, according to Daily Mail . Emergency services arrive at the scene of a hostage situation in central France on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Uber launches Lite app for developing markets
Jun 12, 2018 - 20:36
Uber Lite, as the name suggests is small in size and is optimised for phones with low connectivity and older Android OS. The app is sized lesser than 5MB and is compatible with phones running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and higher.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IL officer receives award for rescuing boy running on busy highway
Jun 12, 2018 - 20:36
Mannino alerted dispatch that he caught the boy and would begin the search for his parents, according to the Naperville Sun . The department's post says the child "escaped his mother's watchful eye" and wandered along Route 59 as traffic whizzed by.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top De Gea wants Spain's PM to offer public apology
Jun 12, 2018 - 20:12
But when asked about his future this summer, De Gea was unequivocal with his answer. In the end, things are shown, it turned out that everything was a lie.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Officials warn of falling ash after explosion at Kilauea summit
Jun 12, 2018 - 20:08
In the meantime, fewer workers are needed to staff a 24-hour operations center and officials are reducing checkpoints, Magno said. Scientists warn against venturing too close to lava hitting water, saying it could expose people to dangers from flying debris.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top E3 2018: GameCube Controllers Work In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate For Switch
Jun 12, 2018 - 20:07
Its arrival on Nintendo Switch unites one of the most popular games in recent memory with Nintendo's hit console. Nintendo, as usual, had a pre-recorded video instead of a live event at E3 2018.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rose McGowan Speaks Out on Anthony Bourdain, Asia Argento's Romance
Jun 12, 2018 - 19:44
Bourdain's ex-wife Ottavia Busia shared a photo to Instagram of their daughter, Ariane , appearing on stage at a NY music venue. Busia directly addressed the caption to her late ex-husband: "Our little girl had her concert today ". " She was unbelievable .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top White House Trade Official Backs Away From His Insult to Trudeau
Jun 12, 2018 - 19:31
According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with USA (guess they were bragging and got caught!). Trudeau responded that it was "insulting" that the US viewed its neighbor to the north as a security threat.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Marvel’s Spider-Man Lights Up E3 With Stunning New Gameplay Footage
Jun 12, 2018 - 19:12
Could this mean the Avengers in all their glory could in fact be in the new Spider-Man game? The Sinister Six , to be exact. What did you think about the new trailer? And who is the mystery villain? Share your theories below!

Real Madrid appoint Spain coach Julen Lopetegui as Zinedine Zidane replacement
Jun 12, 2018 - 19:03
Lopetegui will put to pen to paper on a three-year deal at the Bernabéu running until 2021, the club confirmed. They face a World Cup group containing Iberian rivals Portugal, as well as Morocco and Iran.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Microsoft Buys 4 Games Studios as Work Starts on Next Xbox
Jun 12, 2018 - 18:24
But the company continues to put more resources into the Xbox consoles and its gaming business overall. Explore attractive scenery, collect over 450 cars and become a Horizon Superstar in historic Britain.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Merkel Blasts Trump for 'Withdrawal by Tweet' From G7 Statement
Jun 12, 2018 - 18:00
And in a picture released by the Japanese leaders officials, Shinzo Abe looks powerful as he towers over the seated U.S. leader. It was a picture that, by several accounts , summed up the tense G7 summit over the weekend in Quebec, Canada.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump, Kim agree to repatriating U.S. military remains
Jun 12, 2018 - 17:53
It was shocking, he said, because these exercises are fundamental to our military relationship with South Korea. US forces in South Korea were also apparently clueless as to the decision to suspend the military exercises.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arron Banks to face MPs in parliamentary showdown over Russian Federation links
Jun 12, 2018 - 17:38
The insurance tycoon, who donated millions to Leave.EU and also previously funded UKIP, said: "We had about four shots of Stalin vodka, brandy, wine".