TWO DEAD IN NEW PARIS SIEGE: Gunman takes six hostages including woman and four children in kosher grocery - and police fear it is the SAME killer who killed policewoman yesterday
- Two people have been killed and up to six others thought to have been taken hostage in eastern Paris
- The suspected gunman has been named as Amedy Coulibaly, who is suspected of killing policewoman yesterday
- Armed police have swarmed over the area in the eastern Paris suburb of Porte de Vincennes
- Authorities say he screamed 'you know who I am' when he stormed the kosher bakery, taking up to six hostages
- It comes two days after two men massacred 12 people at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo
Two people have been killed in a Kosher store in eastern Paris where a ‘heavily armed’ Islamic terrorist is currently holding as many as six hostages, police believe.
Sources in the Paris force said the suspected murderer was Amedy Coulibay, 32, who is wearing body armour and brandishing two Kalashnikov automatic weapons. He was said to have screamed: 'You know who I am' as he stormed the store.
He is understood to be working with a woman called Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, who police claimed was ‘armed and dangerous’.
Police have now ordered all shops in Paris' famed Jewish district, far from the scene of the siege, to be immediately closed.
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French police have named the hostage taker as Amedy Coulibaly, 32, while also claimed a woman named Hayat Boumeddiene (left), 26, is involved
French police rest behind the cover of a small wall, while the hostage situation with Coulibaly drags on
A police officer is dressed in body armour as the hostage-taker is believed to be armed with assault rifles
Police officers stop two people on a scooter at gunpoint as they arrive near the scene of the hostage taking
The pair are aggressively wrestled to the ground by police officers tasked with preventing anyone coming and going from the scene
A police officer takes aim upwards as he mans his position at the siege in eastern Paris
Footage from a local broadcaster shows a team of heavily armed police officers swarming into the area. It has been reported more than one person has been taken hostage
Shots rang out close to the Porte de Vincennes while the two brothers believed to be behind the murderous attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine were themselves hold up north of the capital.
‘There is a hostage situation – shots have been fired,’ said a Paris police spokesman, who said up to five people were originally being held in Vincennes, and there were ‘believed to be two fatalities’.
A 20-year-old student is among the hostages taken at the kosher shop in Paris. The young woman, whose name remains unknown, called her uncle who works nearby from the basement of the building where she was being held.
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