Man holds two people hostage in Paris

French police and a fireman secure the street after a man took people hostage at a shop

At least two people, including a pregnant woman, have been taken hostage in Paris, French media reports.

Photos and videos from the scene showed numerous police vehicles and ambulances at Rue des Petites Ecuries in the 10th arrondissement of the French capital.

"The individual has been arrested and the hostages are out of danger", Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Twitter.

Officials at police headquarters would not immediately confirm whether the person holding the hostages was armed or describe the nature of his demands.

The motive for the attack was not clear but incident did not appear to be terrorism-related.

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He said: "An armed man is entrenched rue des Petits Stables, Paris 10th".

Streets in the area have been sealed off by police cordons.

There were two people taken hostage, according to initial reports.

Police officers of the BRI intervention squad prepare a shield on June 12, 2018 near the site of an ongoing hostage taking in central Paris.

"Officials will be trying to start a negotiation with the man", police union official Yves Lefebvre told BFMTV.

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