Gunman holds 2 hostage in Paris; turns himself in

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PARIS (CNN) — A hostage situation in Paris is now over after the gunman turned himself into police.

The gunman entered a post office outside of Paris early Friday afternoon and held two people hostage, police said.

The incident began around 12:45 p.m. (3:45 a.m. PST).

The gunman might be mentally unstable, according to police in Colombes, a community about 10 kilometers northwest of the French capital. French media reported that he was holding people hostage inside the post office.

Police say the incident is not related to terrorism. This is a hot topic in France after last week’s deadly attacks. A Western intelligence source saying there could be as many as 20 terrorist sleeper cells of between 120 and 180 people ready to strike in France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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