A policeman has been stabbed to death and his wife and son are being held hostage in Paris.A man has taken the wife and son of a policeman hostage in Paris after stabbing the officer to death. The man is holding the hostages in the policeman’s home in Magnanville, northwest of the French capital. The attacker was described as a teenager or in his early 20s.
RAID – an elite unit of French national police – have arrived at the scene and set up a security perimeter. Two large explosions have been heard as the RAID unit storm the building were the assailant is holed up. There are as yet unconfirmed reports the man has been shot in the raid.
The attacker stabbed the officer repeatedly outside the property as he returned home around 9pm local time – 7pm GMT – sources said. There are as yet unconfirmed reports the man was shouting “Islamic slogans”.