Hostage standoff in northern French town: local authorities

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Lille, Nov 25: One or more armed men have taken hostages in the northern French town of Roubaix, local authorities said on Wednesday, but there was no immediate indication of a link to the Paris attacks.

The mayor's office said the suspect or suspects "carried out a robbery" after which they took hostages.

Hostage standoff in northern French town

A special police unit has been dispatched, the office said.


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