The man who took hostages at a bank branch in the French city of Le Havre may be carrying an explosive belt, according to the Daily Mail on Thursday, August 6.
In the regional prefecture, citizens were warned about the dangers of being in the area.
Special forces, firefighters and an ambulance were called to the scene. There is no information about the victims.
France Info radio station reports that three hostages remain in the bank branch. Three more people were freed by the invader. In addition, another 53-year-old man managed to escape.
According to Le Figaro, the man made numerous demands, but what exactly jy wants was not reported.
Earlier, videos from the site of the hostage-taking appeared on the Web.