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Paris police in 'hostage taking' standoff with armed man

AFP  |  Paris 

Dozens of officers converged in an area of central today in response to a "taking" situation by an armed man, sources said.

The man is "armed and holding at least two people," a source told AFP, adding that "the situation is quite confused" but did not appear to be terrorism-related.

has been on high alert after a series of jihadist attacks in the past three years, most recently a Saturday night knife attack by a man in last month in which one person was killed.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 21:10 IST