Paris post office gunman surrenders, hostages freed

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Paris post office gunman surrenders, hostages freed

Police sources said the gunman was “speaking incoherently” and was heavily armed with grenades and Kalashnikovs.

By (AFP)

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Published: Sat 17 Jan 2015, 2:07 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:54 PM

Nanterre, France: A man who holed up in a post office in a suburb northwest of Paris with two hostages on Friday surrendered and has been arrested, a police source said.

“There was no assault, the man gave himself up”, the source said, adding that the hostages were “shocked but not injured”. 

Police said there did not appear to be any link to extremist attacks.

Police sources said he was “speaking incoherently” and was heavily armed with grenades and Kalashnikovs.

The area around the post office in Colombes, a city northwest of Paris, had been cordoned off.

The French capital is still jittery after a series of attacks last week by terrorist gunmen left 17 people dead.

 



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