Man arrested after hostage incident in Paris: minister

One man is said to have been injured after being hit by wrench as the unidentified suspect

A police source said the attacker had doused the remaining two hostages in petrol.

The hostage-taker reportedly entered the building in Rue des Petites Ecuries, pretending to be a food-delivery courier, at around 4pm local time.

The man was described as "determined and violent" and claimed to have a handgun and a bomb according to police, The Guardian reported.

Dozens of police officers converged in an area of central Paris on Tuesday in response to a "hostage taking" situation by an armed man, police sources said.

The motive for the attack was not clear but incident did not appear to be terrorism-related. A pregnant woman also managed to escape and was being treated for shock by ambulance services on the scene.

They declined to confirm French media reports that the hostage-taker wanted to hand a letter to the Iranian ambassador, or reports that he was holding three people and that one had been injured.

He said: "An armed man is entrenched rue des Petits Stables, Paris 10th". Police swept vehicles in the area with a device but found nothing, he said.

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.

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