Gunmen Are Holding 10 Hostages Inside a Paris Clothing Store, Reports Say

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A store belonging to the Primark clothing chain just outside Paris is reportedly being held up by two or three gunmen with hostages inside.

Local police said there are around 10 hostages inside the store near the French capital, Agence France-Presse reports.

According to the BBC, the gunmen were attempting to rob the store. Special forces are reportedly at the scene.

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Paris Hero Describes How He Saved Customers During Supermarket Attack

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The Muslim shop employee hailed as a hero for saving customers during a terrorist attack on a Kosher supermarket last week has described how he hid people in a cold storage room as a gunman assaulted the store.

Lassana Bathily, 24, told the BBC that he was working in the basement of the Hyper Casher grocery store when he heard gunshots on Jan. 9. “The customers started running down the steps. They were screaming [that] there were terrorists in the shop,” he said.

Bathily ushered the customers into a cold storage room, then switched off the refrigerator and the lights. “I told the customers to stay calm. [I said:] If the terrorist comes down here he must not hear you.” Bathily said once everyone had quieted down, he decided to go outside to help the police. Initially, police thought he was one of the gunmen, but he convinced them he…

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