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22 Jan 2019 | 06:30 PM UTC

France: Bank robbery on Champs-Élysées in Paris January 22

France News Alert

Armed individuals rob bank, take hostages on Champs-Élysées roundabout January 22; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions possible over coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/23/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Paris

Event

A suspected bank robbery took place on the Champs-Élysées roundabout on Tuesday morning (local time), January 22. Local sources indicate three armed men took multiple hostages and held up the bank for several hours. Authorities stated the men, who claimed to be wearing explosive belts, subsequently left the bank and released the hostages at approximately 12:00; there were no reported injuries. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are possible near Avenue Franklin Roosevelt and the Champs-Elysées roundabout over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Paris are advised to avoid the area of the incident, remain vigilant, and report any suspicious objects or behavior to the local authorities.

 

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