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Two Hostage Situations Now in Paris

January 9, 2015  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Two Hostage Situations Now in Paris

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UPDATED 11:48 AM EST

Hostages in both locations have been freed from both standoff sites.

Some hostages have been killed.

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Updated 11:30 AM EST

Sources are now confirming that blasts and gunshots are being heard at host France hostage sites.

The Mayor is now confirming that the magazine attack suspects have been killed.

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French police were confronting two separate — but apparently related — hostage situations Friday, after a jihadist couple suspected of killing a cop a day earlier stormed a Paris deli, killing two and taking as many as five prisoners even as the suspects Wednesday’s massacre at a Paris satirical magazine were holed up in a printing plant 25 miles north of the city, authorities said.

Authorities feared all four suspects, who may know one another, are bent on going out as martyrs, and potentially killing hostages and police officers in the process. The fast-moving developments came as nearly 90,000 police and military personnel were deployed to bring the terror crisis that has gripped the European nation since late Wednesday morning, when a pair of brothers killed 12 in a bloody, commando-style raid on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a weekly satirical magazine that had angered Muslim radicals by repeatedly publishing images of Prophet Muhammed.

“Even though these guys are a bunch of savages, the negotiators are going to be trying to calm things down … the less volatile things are, the safer it is for everybody,” James Alvarez, who has worked as a consultant for Scotland Yard and the New York Police Department, told Sky News as the dueling situations unfolded.

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