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France: Hostage released at Le Havre bank01:42

France: Hostage released at Le Havre bank

France, Le Havre
August 6, 2020 at 20:28 GMT -00:00 · Published

A hostage was released at Le Havre bank, after several hours of being held against his will on Thursday.

Police officers have been on the scene for several hours, and a white car and fire engine could be seen leaving the scene.

According to local media, the assailant is armed with a gun, and is believed to have a history of mental health problems.

At least one person is still being held, as at least three of the captives have reportedly been released. RAID officers have been deployed to the scene.

The perpetrator is believed to have Islamist sympathies, according to a police statement.

France: Hostage released at Le Havre bank01:42
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A hostage was released at Le Havre bank, after several hours of being held against his will on Thursday.

Police officers have been on the scene for several hours, and a white car and fire engine could be seen leaving the scene.

According to local media, the assailant is armed with a gun, and is believed to have a history of mental health problems.

At least one person is still being held, as at least three of the captives have reportedly been released. RAID officers have been deployed to the scene.

The perpetrator is believed to have Islamist sympathies, according to a police statement.

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