French police say an armed man has taken multiple hostages in a store on the outskirts of Toulouse.
A police spokeswoman said four hostages were taken in a convenience store in Blagnac, near Toulouse airport.
Police have surrounded the store and the area has been evacuated. According to television reports from France 3, the hostage-taker has demanded to speak to a negotiator.
The man seized the hostages at 4.20pm.
Police tweeted: “Ongoing police operation on the port plan sector in Blagnac – please avoid the area and respect the perimeter of the security.”