The two suspected gunmen who are responsible for the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ magazine massacre have taken a hostage. However, another terrorist, who is suspected to be related to the Jan. 7 shooting, has taken five more hostages inside a Paris grocery store and reportedly, two people have already been killed.
At least two people have reportedly been killed in the on-going standoff between police and the gunman holding hostages in a Parish kosher market, according to USA Today and multiple media reports. Five more hostages are being held inside the store after a shootout between a gunman and police. The terrorist responsible for this situation is believed to be involved with those associated with Charlie Hebdo magazine shooting. Earlier on Jan. 9, a hostage was taken by the two suspected gunmen who continue to cower from police. Both situations are currently ongoing. This is so terrifying.
Charlie Hebdo Attack: Hostage Situation Ensues
Two intense standoffs are currently happening in Paris as police attempt to capture those associated with the deadly Charlie Hebdo magazine shooting.
Another terrorist has taken five hostages inside a kosher grocery store near eastern Paris’ Porte de Vincennes. Two suspects, a man and a woman, have been identified and are believed to be responsible for the Jan. 8 murder of a French policewoman. The man is reportedly the one behind the hostage situation in the grocery story, according to CNN.
The gunmen suspected of murdering 12 people at Charlie Hebdo magazine have taken a hostage and are holed up in a small printing house in Dammartin-en-Goele, according to USA Today.
The hostage being held is believed to be a woman, a police source told Daily Mail.
A massive operation has been enacted to capture the suspects, Xavier Castaing, chief spokesman for Paris regional police said.
Helicopters, hundreds of security forced and ambulances have arrived in the town. The town is only 7 miles away from Charles de Gaulle Airport, and the airport has closed two runways.
On Jan. 7, the two suspects, Cherif Kouachi, 32, and his older brother Said, 34, stole a Peugeot car and were on the run again, a French security official told the Associated Press. Shots were fired, according to a French security official.
The two suspects spoke to police by phone and told them that are ready to die as martyrs.
Our thoughts remain with the victims and the people of Paris at this time.
— Avery Thompson