A man has been arrested after a hostage-taking incident at a post office in Colombes, a northwest suburb of Paris, today.
#BREAKING Paris post office gunman arrested, hostages freed: police— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 16, 2015
The hostage crisis at a post office in Colombes, just outside of #Paris, has ended. Gunman arrested, hostages released, no injuries.— R Holman (@_RachelHolman) January 16, 2015
He was armed with at least one gun as well as grenades, French radio station RTL reported.
According to reports, between two and five people were taken hostage.
The incident was not thought to be terrorist-related.
French police say hostage situation in #Paris suburb of Colombes NOT terror related.— Richelle Harrison Plesse (@RichelleVHP) January 16, 2015
Following negotiations with the man, reports emerged that hostages was released and the gunman surrendered to police.
According to BFM TV, nobody was injured.