The Islamic terrorists responsible for the shooting deaths of 12 people at the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo have reportedly been cornered at a printing business in the town of Dammartin-en-Goele northeast of Paris. From CNN:
— [Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre Henri Brandet] tweeted that negotiating teams have tried to establish contact with the extremists inside a Dammartin-en-Goele building.
— There had been no assault, nor any injuries or deaths, as of 1 p.m. (7 a.m. ET), the Interior Ministry spokesman added.
— A salesman, who identified himself only as Didier, told France Info radio that he shook one of the gunman’s hands as they arrived around 8:30 a.m. Friday at a Dammartin-en-Goele printing business — the same place where the Kouachi brothers are believed to be surrounded. Didier told the public radio station that he first thought the man, who was dressed in black and heavily armed, was a police officer.
— The two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo attack spoke to officers by phone and said they wanted to die as martyrs, according to a French member of parliament for the district where a police operation is taking place. Yves Albarello, who is in the Dammartin-en-Goele area, was speaking on French channel iTele.
According to other reports, the suspects are holding a hostage.
Reports of a second hostage situation in a supermarket in Paris are also circulating:
, JUST IN: A separate shooting and hostage situation at a supermarket in eastern Paris has been reported … developing
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 9, 2015
This story will be updated as new developments come in.