In a separate hostage situation unfolding in France today, police have surrounded a kosher market in eastern Paris where a gunman believed to be responsible for Thursday's killing of a police officer and injuring a street sweeper has reportedly taken several hostages, including children.
Update, 8:41 a.m.: Police have identified two suspects wanted in connection to today's hostage situation: Amedy Coulibaly and Hayat Boumeddiene.
— Hérisson Dissident ن (@Herissident) January 9, 2015
One of suspects is said to be 32 years old, with a long criminal record for thefts drug-related offences, and implicated in the same criminal investigation as Cherif Kouachi.
BREAKING: Police official: Hostage-taker at Paris market appears linked to newspaper attack suspects.
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 9, 2015
Update, 10:25 a.m.:
Paris police: Market gunman threatens to kill hostages if police storm terrorist brothers
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) January 9, 2015
Update, 11:19 a.m.: In an apparent two-pronged attack, police have stormed both hostage situations.
#BREAKING Three explosions as commandos launch assault on Paris Jewish supermarket
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) January 9, 2015
BREAKING: Hostages seen being escorted from Paris supermarket
— Yahoo Canada News (@YahooCanadaNews) January 9, 2015