We perish because we know not… #TLENews
At least two hostages were being held inside a post office in a western district of Paris, police and a local lawmaker said Friday. It was not immediately clear if the incident was terrorism related.
The BRI tactical response unit was sent to help officers at the scene, a police spokesman said.
The siege was taking place at the Aragon post office in Petit-Colombes, near the business zone of La Defense, local lawmaker Alexis Bachelay posted on Twitter.
French television channel BFM said the suspect was armed and had contacted police himself.
– Alastair Jamieson and Nancy Ing