Armed man holding two hostages in Paris bank: police

PARIS (AFP) - An armed man was holding two people hostage in a bank in Paris on Friday and demanding a negotiator, police said.

The man entered the branch of CIC bank in Paris's 13th district around 2:50pm local time with a handgun and was demanding social housing for himself and his son, a police source said.

He initially took four people in the bank hostage but released two, police said.