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Hostage situation in a Paris market

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PARIS (NBC News) -- Police were responding to another terrorist shooting and siege in Paris Friday, amid local reports that a man armed with an automatic rifle has entered a kosher food store and taken hostages.

Police were at the scene at Porte de la Vincennes in eastern central Paris and the incident was ongoing, an officer at the local police station told NBC News about about 1.30 p.m local time (7.30 a.m. ET).

The Paris prosecutor's office said the incident was being investigated by counter-terror police.

No further details were immediately available, but bystander photos from the street near the store showed people hiding behind parked cars.

Police in the street carrying automatic weapons and wearing bullet-proof vests said the area was dangerous.
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