Police forces take positions in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast Paris, as part of an operation to seize two heavily armed suspects. (Associated Photo)
Paris: A new shooting has been reported in eastern Paris, where an armed man has taken a hostage at a grocery, news agency AFP reported, quoting sources.
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The missing suspects, Islamist brothers, are reportedly holed up in a small printing business around 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) from Charles de Gaulle international airport. They are holding one person hostage.
French security forces swarmed the small industrial town of Dammartin-en-Goele in an operation to capture the brothers, who are believed to be heavily armed.
The two men have reportedly told police negotiators they want to "die as martyrs" a French lawmaker said to a local television channel.
Helicopters hovered above the town of Dammartin-en-Goele. There are armoured vehicles and ambulances crowding the area.
Two Air France planes were forced to abort their landing at the airport 'due to the presence of helicopters... flying over the zone at low-altitude," the airline said. Operations on two runways have been suspended.
Shots were fired as the brothers stole a Peugeot in the early morning hours. The suspects are described in a nationwide notice as "armed and dangerous".
Thousands of French security forces have mobilized to find Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Said Kouachi, 34, after the attack at the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo magazine in which 12 people were shot dead.
Charlie Hebdo was apparently attacked by the brothers for repeatedly spoofing the Prophet Muhammad.
Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Said Kouachi, 34, were known to intelligence services.
A third suspect, 18-year-old Mourad Hamyd, surrendered at a police station Wednesday evening after hearing his name linked to the attacks.