Gunman Arrested After Hostage-Taking in Paris Suburb

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Update, 9:05 am ET: The gunman surrendered and has been arrested, a police source said.

"There was no assault, the man gave himself up," the source told the Agence France-Presse, adding that the hostages were "shocked but not injured."

Original story: An armed man holed up in a post office outside Paris on Friday with two hostages, police told the Agence France-Presse.

"The man equipped with a military weapon took an unconfirmed number of hostages at the post office in the town of Colombes, just outside the capital," Reuters reported.

Law enforcement officials told the AFP that police have cordoned off the area, and helicopters are currently circling overhead.

According to police, there is no known link to the terrorist attacks at the Charlie Hebdo offices and kosher market in Paris last week.


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Editor's Note: Feb. 25, 2015: 

An earlier version of this article cited Reuters reporting, but did not include quotations around the cited passage. The story has been updated to fully attribute the Reuters language.

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