One of the hostages is reportedly a pregnant woman, and another is "severely injured", according to a witness.
"Two hostages, including one who had petrol poured on them", have been freed police said. A Paris police official told CBS News there was no immediate indication of a link to terrorism, however members of the force's elite serious crime unit, known as the BRI, were on the scene. The information could not be officially confirmed.
Dozens of police officers converged in an area of central Paris on Tuesday in response to a "hostage taking" situation by an armed man, police sources said.
The man has asked to be put in contact with the Iranian embassy.
The area around the incident in the 10th arrondissement of Paris was ringed off by police.
Crowds of bystanders were held back by a security perimeter at the site, where police and rescue workers were massed, deploying at least one remote-controlled robot on tracks toward the building where the armed man had barricaded himself. Video on BFM-TV showed a demining device for bombs at the scene.
Negotiations with the suspect were taking place, according to an Interior Ministry official who couldn't be identified because the operation was in progress.
The Warmbiers declined through the law firm representing them in a wrongful-death lawsuit to comment beyond the statement. When asked if he was tortured, she said she can't be sure what caused the lack of oxygen to the brain.
Actress and activist Rose McGowan is set to go to trial in January in Loudoun County, Va., on a cocaine possession charge. If convicted, McGowan faces up to a year behind bars, but her attorneys have vowed to fight the charge all the way.
In Arlington County, voters will choose between two Democrats to run against incumbent County Board member John Vihstadt (I). Democrats have targeted Comstock as a vulnerable seat in the House of Representatives .
He added that Macedonia would take a new "compound name with a geographical denominator", without spelling out the name. Following the latest round of discussions, Macedonia is now set to be known as the Republic of Northern Macedonia .
The hostages are being held in the internal courtyard of the building, which contains a mix of offices and residential apartments. Police would not immediately confirm whether the person holding the hostages was armed or describe the nature of his demands.
Horn beat the count, but Crawford unleashed another barrage and referee Robert Byrd called a halt at 2:33 of the round. Terence Crawford outclassed Jeff Horn to win the WBO welterweight title in dominant fashion in Las Vegas Saturday.
Lopetegui's playing career included a spell at Real, although he made just one appearance and was mainly loaned out to Las Palmas. However, they have now chose to appoint Lopetegui, who is currently concentrating on managing Spain in Russian Federation .
He also played for both Real Madrid and Barcelona, although he only played one league game for Madrid , and five for Barcelona. They also scored 36 goals, and their form means they are one of the favourites ahead of the tournament in Russian Federation .
Mistake-free Verstappen fastest in Canada
Hamilton tops the championship leaderboard, 14 points ahead of Vettel, as each pursues a fifth Formula One title. But we re still ok: "Max had good pace, but Mercedes are going to be big tomorrow (Saturday)", he said.
2500 women strip off for record-breaking skinny dip
Not only have they entered the record books but they also raised thousands for a children's cancer charity in Ireland . I have never been naked in front of anybody before, except my husband, and it was brilliant and bracing", she said.
Thiem ends Cecchinato's French Open dream run
Nadal is now 85-2 for his career at Roland Garros , with a record 10 championships. "I saved two set points and luckily I won it". Looking at the bigger picture, Nadal hadn't ceded a set in Paris since 2015, when he lost to Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals.
It's Lonely For Trump At G7…On Russia, Trade Policy
Yet Trump wants them there, and other than his apparently desperate desire to hang out with Putin, it's hard to imagine why. The US leader fired off a series of messages on Twitter hitting out at his counterparts before the summit even opened.
Washington opens de facto embassy in Taiwan, angering China
The U.S. switched diplomatic recognition to Beijing in 1979 but maintains close economic, political and security ties with Taiwan. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Beijing was "gravely concerned" with the inauguration of the building.
IL officer saves 1-year-old seen running on highway
Anthony Mannino stop his patrol auto on the right side of a busy highway, just behind where the young boy is running. Mannino told WBBM-TV that he at first thought he spotted a stray dog, but then his parental instincts took over.
Shock loss to Scots will worry England, says Australia's Agar
Former Durham and Warwickshire batsman MacLeod said Scotland's first global cricket win over England was a "massive statement". England captain Eoin Morgan put on a fearless face saying the shock reversal will act as flawless preparation for the series.
Kitchen Towels Laden With Bacteria
This bacterium, as well as coliforms, were also more likely to reside on towels used by families with non-vegetarian diets. Of the 49 samples which were positive for bacterial growth, 36.7% grew coliform bacteria, a group which includes E. coli .
Vietnam detains 100 after protests turn violent
Footage of the unrest was aired on the state TV channel with a red cross drawn across it, indicating the authorities' disapproval. A draft law would allow foreign investors to lease land in special economic zones for up to 99 years.
Legendary Brazilian tennis player Maria Bueno dies
Bueno, who spent most of her competing as an amateur, held the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis in 1959, 1960, 1964 and 1966. She reached the finals at Wimbledon two more times, only to lose to Court in 1965 and to Billie Jean King in 1966.