Paris post office hostage drama concludes peacefully

The man who took several hostages in a post office near Paris has surrendered to police and has been taken into custody. An official with the prosecutor’s office said it was too early to tell what was behind the attack.

French police said on Friday afternoon that the armed man had surrendered without a fight, ending a hostage drama that awoke painful memories of last week in Paris.
“There was no assault, the man gave himself up,” a police source told the AFP news agency, when asked how the siege had ended. He also said that the hostages were “shocked but not injured.”

The gunmen had held several people hostage at the post office in Colombes, about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) north-west of Paris, at around 12 noon local time (11:00 GMT/UTC).
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Source News: DW