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January 09, 2015

The Long Night: Hostages Taken In a Jeweler's Shop In Montpellier, France

I have to apologize for posting this -- I saw a news site claim it, then someone tweeted a picture, then another person claimed he'd heard it.

This is not the best sourcing for the story. But while the picture may be a hoax, it does give me some belief that these multiple reports of another hostage situation, this time in Montpellier, are true.

Montpellier is a completely different city, way down on the southern coast, so this isn't a case of a hostage taker escaping, then holing up here.

Apologies if this all turns out to be a hoax or, perhaps, something utterly unrelated. After all, ordinary crime occurs in France too. It's been open season on jewelers for a couple of years.


Update: This report calls it a "robbery gone wrong." So it doesn't appear to be terrorism.

Cops have surrounded the two robbers.



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posted by Ace at 12:03 PM

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