Currently a scene is unfolding in Eastern France where the two suspected gunmen in the Charlie Hebdo shooting are dead inside a printing house in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris, having taken at least one hostage into the printing house as police closed in on them.
“‘They said they want to die as martyrs,’ Yves Albarello, a local lawmaker who said he was inside the command post, told French television station i-Tele.” —CBC.ca.
This morning stories broke of the suspects, Cherif and Said Koucachi, who were identified as being the shooters at Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday because one of them left their car and ID behind, being cornered inside CTF Creation Tendance Decouverte, a printing house.
Crowds of citizens gathered outside and applauded as armed forces rushed the property and broke into the building, guns and flash bombs blazing — a scene parallelling the Sydney siege last month.
Since the attack 2 days ago on the newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, which has all the trimmings of a false flag situation, whether people died or not, tens of thousands of heavily armed French security forces have been deployed. De-facto martial law has been declared within the country as citizens are being asked to stay inside their homes.
In a crazy twist, at the exact same time the Kouachi brothers were being reported as taking their hostages, 26-year-old Hayat Boumeddiene, the woman suspected of killing a female police officer Thursday, and her partner Amedy Coulibaly, the other killer at the scene Thursday, took at least 10 hostages in a Kosher grocery store in eastern Paris near Porte de Vincennes metro station.
*UPDATE (2014.01.10) — Hayat Boumeddiene has now been reported to not have been involved in the hostage situation. 19 hostages were reported held, 4 were reported killed.
After screaming “you know who I am,” reports are saying they opened fire in the grocery store, wounding one person. Stories were flying around all the news networks that 2 people were killed in that situation, but the interior ministry has denied that claim.
As schools and businesses were being evacuated, police presence was stepped up throughout the area, and citizens were told to go inside their homes and stay inside, several armed forces agents stormed the grocery store. Amedy Coulibaly was shot dead inside, reports say.
Hayat Boumeddiene, according to Alliance Police Union spokesman Pascal Disand, managed to get away with the other hostages. She is still said to be at large.
By Olan Thomas of CUT2THETRUTH.com.
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