A French official has confirmed to the Associated Press that Cherif and Said Kouachi have holed up inside a printing house in Dammartin-en-Goële, northeast of Paris, and have reportedly taken at least one person hostage. Police and the gunmen, accused of killing 12 people in Wednesday's Charlie Hebdo office massacre, traded fire Friday as helicopters descended on the scene.
Police are currently in phone contact with the suspects, who agreed to allow authorities to evacuate a nearby school. Yves Albarello, a local lawmaker who claims to have been inside the police command post, told French television station i-Tele, "They said they want to die as martyrs."
— Bernie Deyo (@bd126) January 9, 2015
Update, 11:18 a.m.: Police have begun to storm the shop.
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