There are reports of fresh firing during car chase northeast of Paris. This comes after 12 people were killed in a deadly attack at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
President Barack Obama will consult about the Paris terrorist attacks with world leaders in Turkey this weekend as the annual gathering of presidents and prime ministers from the world's largest economies there is poised to become an urgent summit meeting on confronting extremism.
Six family members of named Paris attacker arrested, says Judicial source: Agence France-Presse
Paris Hostage Crisis: What's Being Reported NEWS JUST IN
Gunman speaking incoherently, no apparent link to extremist attacks, says local media
AFP: French Research and Intervention Brigades (BRI) officers prepare near the post office (Background, yellow sign) where an armed man holed up with two hostages, on January 16, 2015 in Colombes, outside Paris, though there is no known link with last week's jihadist attacks.
Al-Qaeda Member in Yemen Says Group Directed Paris Attack
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula directed the attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris "as revenge for the honor" of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, a member of the group told The Associated Press on Friday.
French President Hollande says killing of 4 people in east Paris, hostage taking at kosher supermarket was an anti-Semitic act.
"It was a robbery, it has nothing to do with what is happening in Paris," prosecutor Christophe Barret told AFP.
Hostage taker at Kosher supermarket in Eastern Paris also dead: sources
Suspected Charlie Hebdo attackers came out firing at the security forces, killed: Agence France-Presse
Paris supermart gunman threatens to kill hostages if police storm terrorist brothers, reports news agency Associated Press.
French Terror Suspects in Phone Contact, Want 'Martyr' Death
French security forces struggled with two rapidly developing hostage-taking situations Friday, one northeast of Paris where two terror suspects were holed up with a hostage in a printing plant and the other an attack on a kosher market in Paris.
Two Killed in Paris Hostage Drama: Reports
French elite forces surrounded two brothers suspected of slaughtering 12 people in the Islamist massacre at Charlie Hebdo as a fresh shooting and hostage drama erupted at a kosher supermarket Friday in eastern Paris.
Police have released photos of a man and a woman wanted in connection with the fatal shooting Thursday at Montrouge.
The pair, named as Amedy Coulibaly, 32, and Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, are "likely armed and dangerous", police say.
A heavily armed man, killed a policewoman Thursday in Montrouge, south of Paris and a council employee was injured in the attack.
The gunman in the latest hostage-taking in Vincennes is suspected of being the same man who killed the policewoman, according to a source.
Police officer block the access to Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris, on Friday. French security forces swarmed this small industrial town in an operation to capture a pair of heavily armed suspects in the deadly storming of a satirical newspaper. (AP Photo)
Air France has aborted landings as the airport is close to the area where shootout is taking place, reports Sky News.
France 24 reports: Total 1000 officers involved in the operation, which includes special forces and heavy militarised officers. The channel also reports that the policemen on ground are waiting for President Francois Hollande to give order to go in into the hostage building.
Local media reports that residents in Dammartin-en-Goele have been asked by the police to stay indoors and away from windows. Reports also say that one hostage taken and ambulances are seen arriving on location.
News channel France 24 reports that one person has been killed and several injured in the ongoing operation.
The map below shows Dammartin-en-Goele where a hostage drama is underway
Helicopters are hovering over a building in an industrial zone of Dammartin en Goele, northeast of Paris. France 24 reports that 2 men are holding one man under hostage; the area has been guarded off. The channel also say two people have been injured.
A hostage-taking was underway Friday at a business north-east of Paris after police hunting the Islamist brothers who killed 12 people earlier this week exchanged fire with two men during a car chase, security sources said. (Read story
News agency Associated Press quotes France's interior minister as saying that operation to detain suspects now underway northeast of Paris.
Suspects believed to be holed up in a building in Dammartin en Goele, northeast of Paris: reports
Shots fired in a car chase north of Paris, according to an unnamed police source.
The two missing suspects in the massacre at Charlie Hebdo's Paris office have stolen a car and are on the move again, according to an unnamed security official quoted by the Associated Press.
Blog: In France, Muslims Fear Backlash
In the street leading to the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris, people trickle in steadily to pay tributes. The mound of flowers grows against the barricade put up by the police to block the scene of crime on Wednesday, 12 people were shot dead in an attack on the office of the satirical magazine by three armed men wearing black masks and hoodies.
Paris Suspect Trained With Al Qaida, Official Says
One of the two brothers suspected of killing 12 people at a satirical newspaper in Paris traveled to Yemen in 2011 and received terrorist training from Al Qaeda's affiliate there before returning to France, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.
France to Host International 'Anti-Terrorism' Meeting
France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said he would host an international meeting on Sunday for his counterparts from the United States and Europe to discuss the battle against terrorism in the wake of the Paris magazine massacre.
Charlie Hebdo Attack: The 12 Who Died
Twelve people were killed in Wednesday's jihadist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo -- five cartoonists, three contributors, a guest at the magazine's editorial conference, a maintenance worker, and two police officers.
France has launched a massive manhunt after the two suspects of the Charlie Hebdo attack were on the run. Local media sources say that the 'heavily armed and dangerous' brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi were spotted in North France and may be heading to Paris.
Two missing suspects who gunned down 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters on Wednesday, spotted at a gas station in North France, could be headed to Paris, say local media sources.
The two brothers who are suspected to be involved in the shooting at Charlie Hebdo yesterday have been 'located' in North France, say reports.
These are the French cities where the attacks, reportedly against Muslims, took place:
Grenades thrown at mosque in Le Mans, west of Paris: Bloomberg
Montrouge Attack: Policewoman dies of injuries after shooting in South of Paris.
Officials say attacks against several mosques in France: Agence France-Presse
There has been an explosion at a restaurant in Lyon in France, according to reports
The gunman is still on the run, said Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve - who rushed to the scene at Malakoff just south of Paris - contradicting information given earlier by a source close to the case, who said the suspect had been detained.
No link has yet been established between the two attacks.
A suspect has since been detained, another source close to the case said. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has rushed to the scene of the incident near Porte de Chatillon south of Paris.
A policewoman and a city employee are critical after a man wearing a bullet-proof vest fired on them with an automatic rifle outside Paris, police said.
Cartoonists Draw for Assassinated Charlie Hebdo Colleagues
As if to prove that pens are mightier than swords, cartoonists around the world reacted to the cold-bloodied assassination of their colleagues at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as only they can: with powerful drawings worth thousands of words.
'Je Suis Charlie' Message Goes Viral After Paris Attack
Messages of condolence and defiance over the Paris terrorist attack on a newspaper office spread quickly around the world on Wednesday with thousands taking to the streets to protest the killings and through use of the slogan "Je Suis Charlie" on social media.
World Leaders, Media Groups Condemn 'Barbaric' Paris Attack
Governments lined up to offer their support after masked men armed with Kalashnikov automatic rifles opened fire at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in what French President Francois Hollande said was a "terrorist attack".
French soldiers patrols at the Eiffel Tower after a shooting at a French satirical newspaper, in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Paris has been put on highest alert after the deadly attack.
France Puts Paris on Highest Alert Status After Shooting
France raised its alert status for Paris to the highest level after gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people.
Bullet's impact on the window of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
A file photo taken on March 15, 2006 shows members of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, including cartoonists Cabu (L), Charb (2nd L), Tignous (4th L) and Honore (5th L) posing in front of the then headquarters of the weekly in Paris.
Firefighters carry an injured man on a stretcher in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris where armed man gunned down at least 11 people.