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Armed teenager releases four hostages in southern France: police source

Armed teenager releases four hostages in southern France: police source

TOULOUSE, France : A teenager released four women after holding them hostage in a newsagent’s store in Toulouse, southwestern France, on Tuesday, a police source said.

The 17-year-old, who was arrested at a yellow vest protest in December, had made no demands before releasing the women, the source said.

He fired at least one shot over the heads of police and had demanded a negotiator, the source said, adding that the incident did not appear to be terrorism-related.

The gunman had not yet surrendered to authorities.

Police and set up a 300-metre (330-yard) security cordon around the store in the city’s Blagnac suburb and told neighbors to stay indoors.

(Reporting by Julie Rimbert in Toulouse, writing by Richard Lough; editing by John Irish and John Stonestreet)