7 people taken hostage by armed man in Paris

Seven people have been taken hostage in a travel agency at the Maddena boulevard, in Paris by an armed man, AFP reports. The French Lexpress said the armed man appears to be an armed robber. Police special forces are at the site, adding that law enforcers have cordoned off the area.

Negotiators have arrived on scene, according to social media and police are telling people to avoid the area.

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