Man 'armed with machete barricaded in Paris building' as police surround scene

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Man 'armed with machete barricaded in Paris building' as police surround scene

Armed police rushed onto a street in Paris after a man reportedly barricaded himself inside a building with a machete.

The officers were called to the eleventh arrondissement this morning.

Locals reported seeing a man with a machete in a subway station around 10:30 a.m. GMT.

A witness wrote online: “There is a man walking through the halls of Pére-Lachaise with a machete.

“I saw my life presented without knowing whether to stay on the subway or walk home.”

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Another wrote: “(A man) carries a machete around on the subway. Be careful.”

The French police have not yet commented on the incident.

According to Le Plume Libre, the man is now barricaded in a building.

Operational Support Group employees are on site and have cordoned off Rue du Chemin-Vert and told dealers to stay in their stores.

The incident takes place in Pére-Lachaise

You are positioned on the low roof of a building across from an entrance across the street.

Jean-Christophe Martin, a city councilor, urged people not to come into the area.

“Avoid the Rue du Chemin Vert area # Paris11“he tweeted.

“Support for our police officers was mobilized at that moment.”

More will follow.

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