A second hostage situation is unfolding in east Paris at the same time French police are surrounding the two chief suspects in Wednesday’s Charlie Hebdo shooting.
This second hostage situation is taking place at a kosher supermarket at Porte de Vincennes. A Telegraph correspondent on the ground reported police saying there were five hostages, including children inside the supermarket.
Sky News reports the hostage taker is suspected of being the same man who killed a policewoman at Montrouge in southern Paris on Thursday.
Police had previously said there was a “connection” between the officer killed Thursday and Wednesday’s attack on Charlie Hebdo, though they didn’t elaborate.
Again, the Charlie Hebdo suspects — brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi — were also in a separate standoff with police Friday outside Paris. (Video via i>TELE)
Police have also released an image of two suspects they believe were involved in the Montrouge shooting, but it’s unclear whether either of the suspects are involved in the supermarket hostage situation in Paris.
Dozens of police have surrounded the market and the suspect.
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