Charlie Hebdo siege at print works over: What we know

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Friday 09 January 2015 17:30
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  • Two suspects - believed to be brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi who are implicated in Wednesday's attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine - are dead after police stormed the print works building they were holed up in north-east of Paris.

  • A sudden burst of gunfire followed by two heavy explosions were reported just before 4pm (GMT).

  • AFP has reported that a hostage was released alive.

  • The Création Tendance Découverte printworks is in the town of Dammartin-en-Goele - 25 miles north-east of Paris (map below).

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  • Reports earlier on Friday said police had made contact with the two men and were negotiating.

  • Witnesses said suspects had a "grenade-launcher" and other weapons in the vehicle.

  • Flights at the nearby Charles de Gaulle airport were diverted to its southern runways.

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