PARIS (NBC NEWS) — Two hostages were held for more than an hour at a post office in Paris Friday before the gunman surrendered to police, officials said. Authorities said the incident was not linked to terrorism.
The standoff began just before 1 p.m. local time (6 a.m. ET). The Interior Ministry confirmed at about 2:30 p.m. that the incident was over and the alleged hostage-taker was in custody.
French television channel BFM said the suspect was armed and had contacted police himself.