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Teenager who held women hostage in south France detained after standoff

Devdiscourse News Desk | Paris | Updated: 08-05-2019 16:34 IST | Created: 08-05-2019 15:56 IST
Teenager who held women hostage in south France detained after standoff
The local newspaper La Depeche said Wednesday the teen was known to authorities for theft and because he had been arrested on the margins of a "yellow vest" protest. Authorities are not treating the incident, which started around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday, as terrorism. Image Credit: Flickr

A teenager who held four women hostage for hours in a convenience store in the south of France was detained after an hours-long standoff. Police said the 17-year-old was detained just before midnight without incident, hours after he freed his hostages in the town of Blagnac, on the outskirts of the city of Toulouse.

The local newspaper La Depeche said Wednesday the teen was known to authorities for theft and because he had been arrested on the margins of a "yellow vest" protest. Authorities are not treating the incident, which started around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday, as terrorism.


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