Paris captives released after four-hour standoff, suspect arrested

Navya Beri
Last Updated: Jun 13 2018 16:11

On Wednesday, France's Interior Minister announced that a four-hour hostage standoff in central Paris ended with police moving in, arresting the armed suspect and freeing the people held in a ground-floor office.

“All the hostages are safe and sound,” Gerard Collomb said in a brief statement. At least two people had been held.

Police said that there was no indication of an extremist motive.

A judicial official said that the Paris prosecutor's office arrested the suspect, a 26-year-old man born in Morocco.

The official said that the man is being probed on multiple counts, including kidnapping and sequestration, attempted homicide and violence with a weapon.