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Hostage-taking in French town ends, hostages safe

Published 25/11/2015 | 01:56

It was reported that shots were fired at French police (AP)
It was reported that shots were fired at French police (AP)

A hostage-taking incident in the northern French town of Roubaix has ended and all the hostages are safe, officials say.

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The Nord region officials did not say where the incident took place, how many people had been held or how many hostage-takers had been involved.

Local media reported the hostage-taking was not terrorism-related but the result of a possible robbery. Reports indicated shots had been fired at police at the start of the hostage-taking.

Police special forces were deployed to the area and local roads were temporarily cordoned off.

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