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Paris Street On Lockdown As Man Armed With Bomb Takes 3 Hostages

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A man who reportedly is claiming to have a bomb and a handgun has taken up to three people hostage near the center of Paris, local media is reporting. According to the Mirror, the Rue des Petites Ecuries, in the 10th arondissement where the incident is taking place, is on lockdown as police, fire trucks and ambulances rush to the scene. People nearby have shared images of the armed police presence on social media. According to online reports, the man is demanding to speak with the Iranian embassy. It's unclear whether the case is terrorism-related.

Paris 10: un homme armé retranché avec deux otages https://t.co/TKp3j8SKUX pic.twitter.com/IXzKETJHBY

— BFMTV (@BFMTV) June 12, 2018

The hostage taker is claiming that one of his hostages is "seriously injured" and another is a pregnant woman. Photos and video posted on social media show the growing police presence. The area around where the incident is unfolding has been closed to the public.

Here is the location of the hostage taking in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris, france. (Photo: @francebleu) pic.twitter.com/DFJ8CPfTCI

— BreakingNNow (@BreakingNNow) June 12, 2018

A police operation is underway.

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Opération de police dans le #10eme arrondissement de #Paris où un homme retient des #otages pic.twitter.com/OrV60pvta3

— Xenia__Sputnik (@XseniaSputnik) June 12, 2018

This is a developing story. Check back for updates…


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