Bank robbery with hostages in the French city of Le Havre (VIDEO)

 

Bank robbery with hostages in the French city of Le Havre.

A hostage bank robbery is ongoing in the northern French city of Le Havre. A police operation is underway, and people are being urged to avoid the local Strasbourg boulevard.

French media reported that an armed man had captured six people, it is suspected that he also has explosives. Two of the hostages were subsequently released.

The attacker is 34 years old with mental illness, a police spokesman said. The new mayor of Le Havre is former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who resigned in early July.

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