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Paris attack suspects holed up near Paris after taking hostage

PARIS, FRANCE (BNO NEWS) -- Two brothers believed to have carried out this week's shooting massacre in Paris are thought to be holding a hostage at an industrial estate near the French capital, prompting a major police operation, authorities said on Friday. There have been no casualties so far.

The incident began around 9 a.m. local time when shots were fired during a carjacking near Paris, which led to a police chase during which more shots were fired, French media reported. The gunmen then stopped at an industrial estate in Dammartin-en-Goƫle, northeast of Paris, where they entered a building and took a hostage, police said.

French media initially reported that multiple people had been killed and injured in Friday's shooting, but French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said there had been no casualties as of 11 a.m. Authorities have asked journalists to stop broadcasting live images from the scene as it could reveal the location of officers.

The area has been cordoned off by heavily-armed police.

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