Report: Two #CharlieHebdo suspects barricaded, surrounded by police in Crépy en Valois

Two police sources said that the men were seen armed and wearing cagoules in a Renault Clio car at a petrol station on a secondary road in Villers-Cotterets some 70 kilometres from the French capital.

Amid French media reports the men had abandoned their car, Bruno Fortier, the mayor of neighbouring Crepy-en-Valois, said helicopters were circling his town and police and anti-terrorism forces were deploying en masse.

More at the Mail Charlie Hebdo gunmen ‘surrounded’ as special forces and police helicopters close in on French town after two men ‘armed with Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers’ rob petrol station

Two armed suspects wanted over the Charlie Hebdo massacre have been surrounded by terror police in northern France, according to reports.

The men, believed to be brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, are thought to have barricaded themselves into a house in the town of Crépy-en-Valois, around 80km north-east of Paris, it was reported by some French media.

Other reports suggest investigators are instead combing an area measuring roughly 20km by 15km around the town in search of the suspects.

Officers are also said to have found a Molotov cocktail bomb and jihadist flag in their abandoned car, according to Le Figaro.
Bruno Fortier, the mayor Crepy-en-Valois, said helicopters were circling his town and police and anti-terrorism forces were deploying en masse.

‘It’s an incessant waltz of police cars and trucks,’ he told Reuters, adding that he could not confirm reports the men were holed up in a house in the area.

Two men fitting the description of the Kouachi brothers were first spotted this morning after allegedly robbing a petrol station in nearby Villers-Cotterêt.

The station attendant claimed the suspects drove off in a white Renault Clio with covered number plates in the direction of Paris with ‘exposed Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers’ inside the vehicle.

The dramatic development came as the manhunt continued for the ‘armed and dangerous’ brothers who have links to terror groups stretching back almost a decade.


Note at this point very little hard info is available, no idea whether this is just a related action or the real thing.

  • Veracious_one

    Police should start carrying guns…

    • SDMatt

      Coated with pork fat.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    If I was Police Chief, I’d make a request to borrow a flamethrower for the afternoon from the Army…

    • Xavier

      One of those firefighting helicopters with a tank full of pig’s blood would teach these bastards a lesson.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Cagoules. Allah’s protection for those anxious to meet their 72 virgins.
    It works every time.

    • Stronger Than Dirt

      I heard they wear them to protect their dresses when drinking camel piss.

  • Xavier

    I’ll take Cowardly Suicides for $500, Alex.

    • I bet they give up, French Prisons are equivalent of a Muslim Club Med, they will feel right at home.

  • Xavier

    The dope-smoking, rapping, ‘loser’ brothers turned mass killing commandos: Paris jihadis were orphan petty criminals before being radicalised and police knew about their terror links for TEN YEARS

    • I actually heard some ass on CBC refer to one as “Aspiring Rapper”.

      • Exile1981

        So was the jihadi from paris who died in syria. Notice how that seems to be a common link.

      • Minicapt

        “expiring rapper” perhaps?


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  • winniec

    This execution-style murder will enrage most Europeans.

  • Pete_Brewster

    Good news from Montreal.

    Former immigration minister and lifelong Liberal crook turned mayor of Montréal, Denis Coderre, was roundly booed when he showed up at a Je Suis Charlie rally and had the gall to tell the crowd that “Terrorism is an act of individuals.”

    “What are you afraid of?” a heckler shouted. Presumably it’s not just that as targets go he’s not easy to miss.

  • Exile1981

    Robbing a petrol station with an RPG and two ak-47’s is kind of a tip off to who they are. I wonder if they wanted the police to catch up to them?

    • Petrilla

      I think they are terrified, not of the 80,000 cops and military after them, as much of the wild boars that roam the forest!

  • Gary

    What i found odd and very telling is that the Cop on the ground was heard on the Live Leak video as speaking in French to tell the killer that he’s a fellow muslim as if that would spare him.

    BUT……did you catch that, even a muslim Diversity Cop defaulted to assume the non-uniformed terrorist were Muslims. Funny how this type of islamophobia is never questioned , but the media gets the Racist label just for hinting that a group of terrorist praising allah in arabic as they behead people or execute people might be liked to ISIS and islamism.