SWAT teams are at the scene of a grocery store in eastern Paris, where a a gunman opened fire and has taken several hostages. AFP reported that at least two have been killed, but France’s Interior Ministry has denied the report. AP reports a police official saying that the suspect “appears linked” to Wednesday’s deadly attacks on the newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
A police official told the Associated Press that a man opened fire in the market and declared “you know who I am.” The assailant is believed to be a suspect in yesterday’s killing of a policewoman on the southern edge of Paris. On Thursday, police released a photo of Amedy Coulibaly, the suspect in that shooting, as well as his accomplice, Hayet Boumddiene.
Photos from the scene below:
Members of the French police force take positions near the grocery store (Credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the French police forces taking position by the kosher grocery store in Saint-Mande, near Porte de Vincennes, eastern Paris, where at least one person was injured when a gunman opened fire at the kosher grocery store and took at least five people hostage. (Credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Watch a live stream of the scene outside the grocery store here:
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