According to the news outlet, the man armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and grenades is holding two hostages at the northwestern Paris commune. Earlier reports suggested that the number of hostages varied from one to five.
Meanwhile, the hostage situation is said to be not terror related. Media reports state the perpetrator suffers from mental distress.
On January 7, the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo was attacked by terrorists, killing 12 people, 10 of whom were editorial staff, and injured another 11. On January 8, a French female police officer was shot dead in the Paris suburb of Montrouge. The following day, a gunman killed four hostages in a kosher supermarket.