An armed individual took hostages Thursday, August 6, afternoon a number of persons in a banking agency of the city centre of le Havre, told Agence France-Presse with the police. The man, " alone ", is entrenched in the premises of an agency Bred, "from 16: 45," said the officer of communication of the DDSP 76.
The hostages are five in number, and the man would be armed with a handgun, according to another police source. The Raid was expected on the spot, he added, specifying that" no injuries " were reported. According to a journalist of 76actu on-site, the area is completely cordoned off. On Twitter, the prefecture of the Seine-Maritime invites Havrais to avoid the area.
Turning in the #Harbour : the streets adjoining the boulevard de Strasbourg are for the moment blocked, all access be prohibited between the town hall and the prefecture pic.twitter.com/ryEwVLi5Uh— MC Nouvellon (@macha_mcn) August 6, 2020
⚠️current Operation in le Havre - Perimeter security to comply with pic.twitter.com/gbZ8NeS6QE— Prefect of the Seine-Maritime (@Prefet76) August 6, 2020
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