Two dead when armed man takes hostages at standoff at kosher deli in eastern Paris

January 9, 2015 3:30 PM

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Two dead when armed man takes hostages at standoff at kosher deli in eastern Paris

The gunman, reportedly armed with a Kalashnikov rifle, has killed at least two people at a grocery in Porte de Vincennes, according to reports Friday. The armed man, named as 32-year-old Amedy Coulibaly, has taken five people hostage and is linked to Thursday's murder of a Paris police officer and is an 'associate' of terror brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, who carried out Wednesday's terror attack on Charlie Hebdo.

A second round of gunfire has broken out in eastern Paris, where an armed man has killed two people and taken hostages at a kosher grocery, according to reports.

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