Gunman briefly takes hostages in French post office -

January 16, 2015 1:24 PM

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Paris (CNN)A man with a handgun entered a post office outside of Paris early Friday afternoon before reportedly surrendering and releasing his hostages unharmed a short time later.

The incident in Colombes, a community about 10 kilometers northwest of the French capital, began around 12:45 p.m. (6:45 a.m. ET) and was over about two hours later.

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