Sus­pect in psy­chi­atric unit

Shanghai Daily - - WORLD - (AP)

A FRENCH ju­di­cial of­fi­cial says the sus­pect in a hostage-tak­ing in cen­tral Paris has been trans­ferred overnight to a psy­chi­atric unit. The of­fi­cial spoke anony­mously yes­ter­day be­cause he was not al­lowed to dis­cuss an ongoing in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

A four-hour hostage stand­off ended on Tues­day af­ter po­lice ar­rested the armed sus­pect, a 26-year-old man born in Morocco. Two hostages were freed. There was no in­di­ca­tion of an ex­trem­ist mo­tive, po­lice said. A probe has been opened for kid­nap­ping and se­ques­tra­tion, at­tempted homi­cide and vi­o­lence with a weapon.

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