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07 May 2019 | 09:30 PM UTC

France: Hostages released by gunman holed up in Blagnac May 7 /update 1

France News Alert

Hostages released by gunman holed up in shop in Blagnac May 7; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Blagnac

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Event

As of Tuesday evening (local time), May 7, a gunman who has barricaded himself in a tobacco shop in Blagnac has released four hostages he took earlier on Tuesday. The suspect reportedly remained holed up in the shop as of late on Tuesday amid a police-sanctioned lockdown of the immediate area.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in Blagnac over the coming hours as the security operation continues.  

Advice

Individuals in Blagnac are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, prepare for related disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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