Update: the hostage-takers are dead. However, according to Reuters at least four hostages at the Kosher supermarket have been killed according to Reuters, citing a police source. Additionally, and take this with a grain of salt, CNN adds that the female suspect in the Paris grocery siege escapes.
CONFIRMED: Paris Authorities Confirm Death Of Market Hostage Taker Amedy Coulibaly. 3 Ambulances Seen Leaving Market pic.twitter.com/mdsPUjm5ok— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 9, 2015
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- *FRENCH POLICE START RAID ON CHARLIE HEBDO SUSPECTS' HIDEOUT
- *2 EXPLOSIONS, 10 SHOTS AS POLICE RAID DAMMARTIN HIDEOUT
- *CHARLIE HEBDO SUSPECTS KILLED IN POLICE RAID: AFP
- *CHARLIE HEBDO SUSPECTS' HOSTAGE IS FREE: AFP
- *DAMMARTIN HOSTAGE FREED, ISN'T HURT, AFP REPORTS
Gunshots have been heard in Dammartin-en-Goele where the two Charlie Hebdo suspects are holed up with a hostage.
Sky's Ian Woods, who is on the scene, said: "There was a burst of gunfire that lasted about 10 seconds. Since then we’ve heard four or five explosions.
Clearly this is the end game of this operation."
Within the past few minutes smoke was seen rising from the factory complex close to the outskirts of Paris and near to Charles De Gaulle airport.
And now we are hearing explosions at the 2nd hostage situation in Paris:
- *FOUR EXPLOSIONS HEARD AT PARIS PORTE DE VINCENNES HOSTAGE SITE
- *EXPLOSIONS, GUNFIRE HEARD AT PORTE DE VINCENNES HOSTAGE SITE
- *SEVERAL HOSTAGES FREED AT JEWISH SUPERMARKET IN PARIS: AFP
Clip of the Police Storming the grocery store...