An armed man took hostage five people in a tobacco shop in Blagnac near Toulouse. On Tuesday reported the radio station France Info.
According to it, the attacker threatens to open fire on the forces of law and order, which cordoned off the scene. He demands a negotiator and threatens to shoot one of the hostages if the cordon is not removed.
Police have identified the man who seized hostages in the commune of Blagnac near Toulouse. As reported on Tuesday, the newspaper La Depeche du Midi, it was a 17-year-old teenager.
In turn, the TV channel BFMTV said that the young man called himself a member of “yellow vests” in Toulouse. Despite the fact that the negotiators who arrived on the scene are already engaged in a dialogue with him, no information about his motives and requirements has yet been received. However, the authorities have not yet linked the incident to terrorism, adhering to the version of a failed robbery.
Police special forces RAID and BRI on the basis of observations stated the presence of four related hostages in the store, near which there is an armed criminal. According to the newspaper, all the hostages are women. One of them allegedly even managed to call in rescue service when everything only began, but her call wasn’t taken seriously. The young man four times call in the emergency services, demanding to call him the negotiator.