Man holds two people hostage in Paris

The man reportedly asked to speak to the Iranian embassy to deliver a message to the French government, Reuters reports. There is no indication of terrorist motives.

At least one other man was lightly injured while fighting with the hostage-taker and escaping before police arrived on the scene. They declined to provide more details.

The hostages are being held in the internal courtyard of the building, which contains a mix of offices and residential apartments.

Le Parisien reported three people were taken hostage including a pregnant woman at a building in central Paris' Petites Ecuries street.

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Officials at police headquarters would not immediately confirm whether the person holding the hostages was armed or describe the nature of his demands.

The hostage was allegedly hurt after being hit with a wrench as the hostage-taker, who has not been identified, entered the tech store on the afternoon of June 12. An Interior Ministry official said negotiations with the suspect were taking place.

This is a developing story.

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