December 2, 2016 / 6:53 PM / 2 years ago

Gunman takes hostages in Paris travel agency robbery: source

French police secure a street near the travel agency where a gunman has taken hostage about half a dozen people in what appears to be a robbery, a police source said, in Paris, France, December 2, 2016.

PARIS (Reuters) - A gunman has taken hostage about half a dozen people at a travel agency in southern Paris in what appears to be a robbery, a police source said on Friday.

Armed police are on the scene, the source said, adding that the incident did not appear to be terrorism linked.

The travel agency, which is used in particular by Asian customers who deal in cash transactions, has previously been held up, the source added.

Reporting by John Irish; editing by Leigh Thomas

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