Police respond to hostage situation in the Marché d'Aligre area of Paris

Paris police responded to a hostage situation in the Marché d'Aligre market place area on Monday 20 December. The incident happened at around 18:30 local time. BRI police special forces were at the scene. Local reports said that someone armed with a knife had taken two people hostage in a shop. The area was cordoned off while police dealt with the incident.

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