Update: AFP reports – Paris post office gunman arrested, hostages freed: police
Possibly just a robbery gone wrong? Reports of some hostages released.
Narrative Check List Below
Nothing to do with Islam – Check
Suspect Mentally ill – Check
Suspect “Known to police” – Check
Colombes is a “Sensitive” Zone – read 3rd World – Check
It is not yet clear if the incident is connected with last week’s Paris shootings that left 17 people dead, including journalists and police officers.
RTL adds that the gunman is known to police as a petty crime suspect. Law enforcers are expected to start negotiations with the assailant soon.
More – New Paris hostage terror: Gunman claiming to be armed with grenades and Kalashnikov takes three people captive in post office
Nothing to do with Islam of course…
Newspapers Le Figaro and Le Monde, both citing an AFP news agency dispatch based on police sources, reported that a man equipped with a military weapon had taken an unconfirmed number of hostages at the post office in the town of Colombes, not far outside the capital.
BFM TV said two people were being held hostage and that the incident was not deemed terrorist-related.
Police sources said several post office clients had managed to escape and that the gunman himself had called them. The sources said he was “speaking incoherently” and was heavily armed with grenades and Kalashnikovs.
Cuz most Post office robbers come armed with grenades and AK’s Oh he’s also mentally ill it’s now claimed.