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    France - Gunmen holding 10 people hostage in Villeneuve la Garenne near Paris

    Gunmen have stormed a Primark store in a mall in Villeneuve la Garenne in a Paris suburb. !0 people, possibly all employees, are inside.

    http://www.itv.com/news/update/2015-...people-inside/
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    I believe the attack happened at 6.30am Paris time. So the store would not have been open to customers.

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    There's a map of the exact location here. The mall's called Qwartz. French SWAT are present, and anti-terror police.

    https://www.google.cz/maps/place/Qwa...30c60390d19da8
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    Police said it looked like a robbery at first but for 'unknown reasons' the gunmen stayed and took hostages.

    http://www.francebleu.fr/infos/prise...arenne-2486267

    But would the store have had much money that early in the morning? Hoping this isn't a terror attack again but I really don't know.
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    There are some reports there are 18 people inside but police have only confirmed 10. An employee sent a text 3 and half hours ago, saying he/she was being held hostage. There seems to be hardly any info about this situation getting out, unless I'm just not finding it. French press agencies seem to have moved on to newws about Greece finances. Amazing.

    http://news.sky.com/story/1517980/gu...french-primark
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    18 people evacuated from the shopping center so I'm guessing they are the hostages. I hope so. Maybe this is just a botched robbery?

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    Local media sources have suggested one gunman was recognized as an employee of the store and this was an 'inside job'.

    Maybe the store has a cash delivery early in the morning? That might explain the strange timing.

    http://www.itv.com/news/story/2015-0...re-near-paris/
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    Police are still trying to locate the gunmen, so it sounds like they escaped. Crazy. The BBC is still saying 10 people are held hostage...

    http://www.leparisien.fr/faits-diver...=AD-1481423553
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    Gunmen take 10 hostage in Paris shopping mall

    This is a developing story!

    3 gunmen have taken 10 employees of a Trimark store in Paris hostage.

    Early reporting is describing this as a "robbery situation" however given the problem with extremists in France it would not surprise me if this turns out to be something else. Hopefully this isn't another Charlie Hebdo.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33504602

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    FOX news is now reporting

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/07...armed-robbers/

    Hopefully this turns out to be nothing but I am reminded that we are still in the month of Ramadan.


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    "Primark" is trending worldwide on Twitter

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    From Yahoo: Gunmen Holding 10 Hostages At French Primark

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/gunmen-hol...7.html#eW5ev94

    Up to three gunmen entered the Primark store in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, northwest of the French capital, at 6.30am local time, sources said.
    According to Le Figaro, quoting a police source, a Primark employee sent a text message to a friend at 7am saying he was being held hostage by two armed men.
    Special police units are surrounding the clothes store, police said. Shutters at other stores in the precinct remained closed.
    Le Parisien newspaper said that up to 18 hostages were being held.

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    The latest from the UK Express. This does appear to be terrorist related!

    BREAKING: Gunmen on run after terrorist police save 18 hostages from Paris Primark attack

    ARMED men are on the run after 18 hostages in a Paris Primark hold-up were rescued today by French special forces, police say


    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/...ark?&cache=off

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    As far as I can make out, gunmen took maybe 10, maybe 18 store workers hostage, then the workers managed to escape to a canteen. When special forces turned up, they got the people out but the gunmen had gone.

    It seems like the urgent situation with the hostages is over and no-one has been hurt.

    http://news.yahoo.com/gunmen-hold-pr...075626863.html
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    France siege: Armed men attack shopping centre near Paris
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33504602 BBC now saying armed robbery NOT terror.
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