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2 people dead in hostage-taking at Paris market: report

Two people have been killed in a hostage-taking at a kosher market in Paris, Agence France-Presse reports.

The Associated Press reports the gunman appears to be linked to the Charlie Hebdo shooting suspects, according to a police official.

The official, who was not authorized to speak about the situation, said the man opened fire in the market Friday and declared “you know who I am.”

The gunman took at least five people hostage.

Maclean’s political editor Paul Wells spoke with 680News live from the scene.

Paris police released a photo of Amedy Coulibaly as a suspect in the killing Thursday of a policewoman, and the official named him as the man holed up in the market. He said some hostages have been gravely wounded.

He said a second suspect, a woman named Hayet Boumddiene, is the gunman’s accomplice.

Nothing is rolling east on this road now but police vehicles. Dozens of them.

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