Man detained for taking two people captives in central Paris

Last Updated: Jun 13 2018 19:33

PARIS- On Tuesday, police rescued two hostages and arrested a man at a small business in central Paris after he demanded to be put in touch with the Iranian Embassy to deliver a message to the French government, according to the authorities.

"The individual has been arrested and the hostages are out of danger," Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Twitter.

There were no immediate details on the age, appearance or nationality of the hostage taker. "His demands were really vague and incoherent," said an interior ministry official. "The negotiator had difficulty understanding."