BREAKING NEWS
This content is not available in your region

Teenage gunman in Toulouse releases hostages after hours-long siege

Comments
Teenage gunman in Toulouse releases hostages after hours-long siege
Text size Aa Aa

An armed teenager took four women hostage inside a newsagents in Toulouse, southwestern France, on Tuesday evening.

The unnamed 17-year-old suspect is known to police, having been arrested in December at a protest held by the yellow vest movement.

Police say the teenager eventually released the women without making any specific demands beforehand after an hours-long siege.

He fired at least one shot over the heads of police and asked for a negotiator, a police source told Reuters, adding that the incident did not appear to be terrorism-related.

The gunman has not yet surrendered to authorities.

A 300-metre security cordon has been erected around the store in the city's Blagnac suburb, and police have told neighbours to stay indoors.

Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.