French Police Say Hostage Case Friday Not Terror-Related
Police in France responded to yet another hostage situation Friday in a suburb outside Paris, though police say it doesn't appear terror-related.By Cliff Judy | January 16, 2015
Police in France dealt with yet another hostage situation mid-day Friday as a man took at least two people hostage at a post office near Paris.
This is video of the police response from a man who wrote on social media he lives near the scene. The man wrote on Twitter of a large police response with helicopters overhead in Colombes, a suburb northwest of Paris. (Video via YouTube / Dario Spagnolo)
BFMTV reported police told French media outlets early on the situation was "not of a terrorist nature" and the man was "known to police as a common criminal and had himself contacted the police."