Armed man takes three hostage in Paris

One man is said to have been injured after being hit by wrench as the unidentified suspect

Shocking photos show police decked out in body armour with a local reporter warning of "an armed man". The French Special Forces have been photographed arriving at the scene.

The police said there was no indication that the incident was terrorism-related. Officials declined to provide more details.

Anti-terrorist police are surrounding the Mixicom computer store in the French capital's 10th arrondissement, close to the Gare du Nord Eurostar hub. The area was evacuated and the street was cordoned off.

The gunman is reportedly holding the people hostage inside an office.

A police source said the hostage-taker initially hit one person who was able to escape. But the police source said he had asked to communicate with the Iranian embassy so that they could convey a message to the French government. An Interior Ministry official said negotiations with the suspect were taking place. Check back for updates.



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