Moments after several hostages were freed in Paris and suspects connected with the mass murder at Charlie Hedbo were taken out by French special forces, more hostages have reportedly been taken at a jewelry store in Montpellier, Southern France.
FRANCE: A hostage situation is being reported right now inside a jewelry store in Montpellier, France. PHOTOS – pic.twitter.com/x2jDkxNd1X
— KolHaolam (@KolHaolam) January 9, 2015
Two shopkeepers are being held at gunpoint inside of the jewelry store, which is located near the center of the city. Police have surrounded the building.
It is currently unknown whether this situation is related to the other acts of Islamic terrorism in France. It is possible that this may have unfolded as the result of a robbery gone wrong.
Updates to follow.
Written by Jodi Swan