Armed man seizes hostages in French bank: police

Armed man seizes hostages in French bank: police
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  • calendar-gray 06 August 2020

A man armed with a gun was holding three people hostage in a bank in northern France on Thursday, officials said, and two police union sources said the gunman was believed to have Islamist sympathies, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

An elite tactical unit of the French police was on its way to the scene in the port of Le Havre, police said. 

A representative of the national police told Reuters the hostage-taker had initially seized six people at the bank, but three had subsequently been released.

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