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UPDATE: 2nd hostage situation reported in France

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- A police official says the gunman holding at least five hostages in a kosher market in eastern Paris has threatened to kill them if police launch an assault on the cornered brothers suspected in the newspaper massacre earlier this week.

The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the dual hostage situations, described the events as "clearly linked."

The official said several people had been wounded when the gunman opened fire in the market Friday afternoon and were able to flee and get medical care.

It was not clear whether there were other wounded inside the market, or whether the woman listed as the gunman's accomplice in a police bulletin was inside with him.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- A police official says the man who has taken at least five people hostage in a kosher market in Paris appears linked to the newsroom massacre earlier this week that left 12 people dead.

The official, who was not authorized to speak about the situation, said the man opened fire in the market Friday and declared "you know who I am."

Paris police released a photo of Amedy Coulibaly as a suspect in the killing Thursday of a policewoman, and the official named him as the man holed up in the market. He said some hostages have been gravely wounded.

He said a second suspect, a woman named Hayet Boumddiene, is the gunman's accomplice.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Heavily armed SWAT teams moved into Porte de Vincennes after the second hostage situation developed at a kosher grocery, involving a gunman and at least one hostage.

Police say that a suspect in Thursday's fatal shooting of a police officer in Paris's Monrouge area is believed to be involved with the grocery standoff.

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PARIS (WKOW) -- With negotiations underway in a hostage standoff with the suspected gunmen in Wednesday's massacre at a French satirical newspaper office, a second hostage situation was reported in eastern Paris Friday.

Heavily armed SWAT teams moved into Porte de Vincennes after the second hostage situation developed at a kosher grocery.

Meanwhile, the suspects in Wednesday's massacre are holed up in a printing company in a town northeast of Paris, taking one male employee hostage, said, a spokeswoman for Dammartin-en-Goele City Hall.

A major operation to detain the suspects, identified by officials as French citizens Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi, is underway in the village, which is located about 20 miles northeast of Paris and near the Charles de Gaulle airport. Helicopters and hundreds of security forces backed by ambulances streamed to the town, and French special forces could be seen on a nearby rooftop.


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