A second standoff situation has developed at a grocery store in Paris, and police believe the suspect who has taken hostages might also be involved with the killing of a policewoman on Thursday.
The AFP reports that the attack has been carried out by Amedy Coulibaly who has taken at least five hostages, including women and children, in a Kosher grocery store in eastern Paris. Two of the hostages are said to be in their 80s. Police have moved in to surround the building and evacuate anyone in the area; schools have been placed in lockdown in order to protect children near the store, and parents have gathered outside the school.
Authorities believe Coulibaly might also be with suspect Hayat Boumeddiene, the woman suspected of being involved in the shooting death of officer Clarissa Jean-Philippe on Thursday during a routine traffic stop. more >>
The prime suspects in the terror attack on satirical newspapers Charlie Hebdo that killed 12 people on Wednesday have reportedly been surrounded inside a printing house northeast of Paris, and according to a French member of Parliament, have said that they want to "die as martyrs" A hostage has reportedly been taken by the gunmen.
CNN reported on Friday morning that Yves Albarello, representing the Dammartin-en-Goele area where the gunmen are cornered, spoke with French channel iTele to provide the latest update on the manhunt in France that has stretched over two days. He noted that the suspects have spoken with police and told them of their desire.
The gunmen, identified as brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, killed 12 people in Paris and fled the scene on Wednesday. They are believed to be hiding out inside a house in the small industrial town located 25 miles outside the capital. more >>
A number of Muslim groups have condemned the terror attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris that left 12 people dead, and argued that Islam is a "religion of peace and non-violence" that should not be tied to the barbaric acts committed in its name.
"Nothing can justify the heinous crime that was perpetrated against journalists of Charlie Hebdo in Paris today," said Sufi leader Sheikh Khaled Bentounes regarding the Wednesday attack.
"Islam is a religion of peace and non-violence. Do not let ignorance justify the intolerable. We shall never admit that acts of unspeakable barbarism are being committed in its name. The Islam experienced by the vast majority of Muslims in the world has nothing to do with these acts that are contrary to the fundamental values of this religion." more >>
Seven people have been arrested in the aftermath of a massacre at the Charlie Hebdo weekly satirical newspaper headquarters in Paris, France, but two main suspects accused of killing 12 are still at large.
Cherif Kouachi and his brother Said Kouachi are believed to be the two men responsible for murdering 12 people yesterday in Paris. Cherif served 18 months in prison on charges of criminal association with a terrorist organization in 2005 and was part of an Islamist cell group enlisting French nationals to go to Iraq and fight Americans in the country.
The alleged driver of the getaway car in the attack turned himself in to police and is fully cooperating with authorities. Hamyd Mourad, 18, gave himself up and is helping authorities identify those associated with the murders. As a result, the Kouachi brothers have been located to be somewhere in northern France but the two are "armed and dangerous," with plenty of weapons, according to authorities. more >>
A shooting on Thursday in Paris has left a police officer dead, only a day after two gunmen who are still at large stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people. It is unclear whether the two incidents are related, though police have begun identifying and arresting suspects.
The Associated Press reported that an unidentified assailant shot dead a police officer on the edges of the French capital early on Thursday, and injured a street sweeper before fleeing the scene.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that Thursday's police shooter remains at large, though he did not indicate whether the incident is connected to the manhunt for the two armed gunmen who killed 12 people and left 11 wounded at Charlie Hebdo's offices on Wednesday. more >>
Update 8:21 am ET: The number of confirmed deaths in the shooting spree at a satirical newspaper in Paris is now 12, up from 11.
At least 11 people have been killed in Paris after two masked gunmen stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, French President Francois Hollande confirmed. The newspaper attracted controversy and was burned in 2011 after it published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, deemed insulting to the Muslim world.