BREAKING: Hostage drama underway in France

BY CHARL BOSCH - JANUARY 16, 2015

An unknown man, reportedly brandishing a Kalashnikov rifle and grenades, has taken at least five people hostage at a post office in the Parisian suburb of Colombes.

Various French media are reporting that the man is well-known to police and is believed to be suffering from mental illness having claimed to be “disappointed in love”.

Although not linked to the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, police have blocked off Charles de Gaulle Boulevard and a helicopter has been deployed to monitor the situation. 

 

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