'Gunman' takes several hostage in shop in Blagnac in S-W France

Six hostages are being held by a gunman in a tobacconist's store in Blagnac, close to Toulouse in south-west France, local media report, and has threatened to kill one of his captives while demanding to negotiate unknown terms with police.

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A gunman has taken several people hostage in a cafe-tobacco shop in southwestern France, reports The Telegraph.