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France: Armed hostage taker surrenders to police at Le Havre bank02:59

France: Armed hostage taker surrenders to police at Le Havre bank

France, Le Havre
August 7, 2020 at 01:01 GMT -00:00 · Published

An armed hostage taker who held at least six people against their will in a bank in Le Havre surrendered to the police after letting all the hostages go, on Thursday.

The 34-year-old man who was reportedly armed with a handgun was subsequently arrested by the police.

According to public prosecutor Francois Gosselin, "We've spent over 3 hours of negotiations, that led to successfully liberating all the hostages and the person in question has surrendered."

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

France: Armed hostage taker surrenders to police at Le Havre bank02:59
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An armed hostage taker who held at least six people against their will in a bank in Le Havre surrendered to the police after letting all the hostages go, on Thursday.

The 34-year-old man who was reportedly armed with a handgun was subsequently arrested by the police.

According to public prosecutor Francois Gosselin, "We've spent over 3 hours of negotiations, that led to successfully liberating all the hostages and the person in question has surrendered."

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

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