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2 reportedly dead as gunman takes hostages in kosher market in eastern Paris

Police in riot gear assembling near Porte de Vincennes, Paris grocery store where hostages taken on Jan. 9, 2015. TWITTER/Paul Wells

Unconfirmed reports say two people have been killed after a gunman took several people hostage in a kosher grocery store in eastern Paris, according to Agence France-Presse.

Up to five people are being held hostage, report local media.

Paris police released a photo of Amedy Coulibaly as a suspect in the killing Thursday of a policewoman.

A police official who spoke with the Associated Press under the condition of anonymity named Coulibaly as the man holed up in the market.

The official said a second suspect, a woman named Hayet Boumddiene, is the gunman’s accomplice.

Maclean’s political editor Paul Wells spoke with 680News live from the scene.

More to come

With files from The Associated Press

Nothing is rolling east on this road now but police vehicles. Dozens of them.

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Police notre moving in. We're blocked from going further.

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