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Paris hostage crisis ends; gunman arrested, hostages freed

An armed man has taken several hostages at a post office northwest of Paris, French media reported.

By: Reuters | Paris | Updated: January 16, 2015 8:46 pm

An armed man who earlier took several hostages at a post office northwest of Paris on Friday has surrendered with no one hurt, a French police official told Reuters.

The man equipped with a military weapon took an unconfirmed number of hostages at the post office in the town of Colombes, just outside the capital.

“I cannot confirm or deny whether it is linked to terrorism,” an official at the city prosecutor’s office told Reuters earlier, declining to give further details.


BFM TV, citing an unidentified source, said the hostage drama was not related to last week’s attacks in Paris.

French police arrested 12 people earlier on Friday suspected of helping militant Islamist gunmen in last week’s killings in Paris. There have been numerous false alerts across the city since the attacks.



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    Confused Indian
    Jan 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm
    I am just stating facts without using any provocative language against any community . I am also mentioning my sources . people are free to verify on internetPK protests got huge coverage and were compared to Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris .....but on 15 January 2015 all news website mentioned that three persons are killed in communal violence in Hansot town of Bharuch district , Gujarat ..nobody mentioned any name or religion ......... On 16 january 2015 , only one English newspaper mentioned their names as.... " Two men — Pratik Magan Patel (29) and Sandeep Chhana Patel (32) — of Hansot village, were stabbed to death on Wednesday .. Read the Indianexpress article .. Day after clashes, tension in Bharuch and another news website of timesofindia mentions indirectly , that they were from majority community ..google search .Two victims of Hansot riots cremated amid tension . they were killed and two other critical , after a Minority boy was beaten for taking a kite. This is their retaliation ...When A techie was Murdered in Pune , All news channels were screaming Muslim Techie killed ........ But these news channels and newspaper didn't mention the religion when , Shubham Rastogi was shot dead in Meerut communal clash , read the news article in thehindu website : Two nabbed over death of Meerut youth , Sushil Pundge was stabbed to Death in Khandwa communal riots , read the news article... Khandwa violence: Insurance agent's widow on indefinite protest , Harish Kochchar killed in Saharanpur riots,,, Vijay Prasad Yadav killed in Azamgarh communal riots .......................Media don't talk about the religion of the victims in 2008 Murshidabad Beheading and Rajneesh Sharma honour killing as they did for Rizwanur Rehman ........Muzaffarnagar Riots were mentioned as Anti-Muslim even Media accepts 62 people killed including 42 Muslims and 20 Hindus . Jolly Canal Killings were never criticised as the perpetrators were minority ..People can read this news article 3 bodies of Jat victims fished out of Muzaffarnagar canal, say police.............1990 Hyderabad riots is forgotten as most victims were from majority community ...read the HT article..Hyderabad (AP) December 8, 1990 over 200 dead to know the truth ......................many don't know that two cops were burnt alive by Muslim mob in Bhiwandi during 2006 and the accused are still running free as Congress-NCP govt . erased all evidence , read this article on internet Mastermind behind Aligarh riots arrested in Delhi andCharred bodies of two cops found in Bhiwandi after riot ....Rajdeep Sardesai may say all rioters during 1992 riots were Hindus but the truth is that 275 Hindus were killed along with 575 Muslims ..but as usual the death of Hindus will be mentioned as two people killed , three people killed without mentioning their religionI admit all media people are not biasedas I wouldn't have got those news from their websites , but almost 80% is biased . I hope one day media won't differentiate between minority and majority as people from majority community are also Human Beings and they also feel pain and they also have family
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      positive thinker
      Jan 16, 2015 at 7:17 pm
      French prime Minister says, they r militants who has nothing to do with Islam and using religion to distract and devide people. Yet some people. Fall for it or misuse it.