Paris Hostages Freed-Suspect Arrested After 4 Hours
Paris Hostages Freed-Suspect Arrested After 4 Hours. The hostage in the tenth arrondissement of Paris is over. Just before eight o’clock this evening, the police could free the hostages. They have not been injured. The hostage taker has been arrested.
At the end of the afternoon, the man held several people in a courtyard on Rue des Petites Épicuries. He managed to get through the gate by pretending to be a meal deliverer. One of the first hostages managed to escape after having had a slap in the face of the hostage taker.
The hostage-taker wanted to contact the Iranian embassy. Furthermore, his motives for the kidnapping remain unclear, writes Le Parisien. He would not have acted from a terrorist point of view.
The man claimed that he had an armed accomplice outside the building. The police closed the Rue des Petites Écuries and a large part of the district as a precaution.