DHAKA: An armed man has released the last hostage he had been holding at a French school on the outskirts of Paris and has himself been captured, reports say.
The last hostage was a parent who had come to drop off a child at the school in Vitry-sur-Seine, which is being used as a leisure centre during the holidays, police said.
Earlier, the gunman released a group of children he had been holding, reports BBC.
Many French schools run summer activities during the holidays.
Officers of the elite police Raid unit were attending the scene.
The Charles Perrault pre-school is in the centre of the town, itself some 7.5 km from the centre of Paris.
Police were called at about 07:00 (05:00 GMT) to the school, where five to 10 children and three parents were at the time, French radio reported.
The children were quickly released.
The hostage-taker was said to be in his 30s and unknown to the police.
He may have been wearing a binman’s green boiler suit when he entered the school, police sources told French radio.
BDST: 1635 HRS, JUL 10, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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