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At least 2 killed as armed man takes hostages in kosher grocery store in Paris

At least 2 killed as armed man takes hostages in kosher grocery store in Paris

French media reports that an armed man has taken at least five hostages in a grocery store in Porte de Vincennes, eastern Paris

RT reports: Two people have been reportedly killed after an armed man took at least five hostages in a kosher grocery store in eastern Paris, French media said. A police operation is underway in the area with traffic partially blocked and near-by schools evacuated.

“Panic at Porte de Vincennes. Policemen in bulletproof vests are evacuating everyone. The operation is underway,” tweeted Raquel Garrido from France’s Left Party.

The shooter was armed with a Kalashnikov, reported iTele. Police sources told Reuters that one person has been wounded.