Armed man takes multiple hostages in Toulouse, southern France

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Armed man takes multiple hostages in Toulouse, southern France 1

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.

She said it’s too early to rule out terror without knowing the hostage-taker’s demands.
The hostage situation is near Toulouse airport
The hostage situation is 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.

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The shop in Blagnac where the hostages are being held

Police tweeted: “Ongoing police operation on the port plan sector in Blagnac – please avoid the area and respect the perimeter of the security.”