BREAKING: Hebdo suspects cornered outside Paris by police, claim they want to ‘die as martyrs,’ hostage

BREAKING: Hebdo suspects cornered outside Paris by police, claim they want to ‘die as martyrs,’ hostage

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:

This story will be updated as new developments come in.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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