Several rounds of automatic gunfire rang out, accompanied by loud explosions, at a print workshop north of Paris where security forces had encircled the two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo killings. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Several rounds of automatic gunfire rang out, accompanied by loud explosions Friday (January 9), at a print works north of Paris where security forces had encircled the two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo killings and a hostage, a Reuters reporter said. Smoke came from the building in an industrial zone near the town of Dammartin-en-Goele. Gunmen seized hostages in the small town as security forces hunted down perpetrators of an attack on a French satirical journal in the country's biggest security dragnet of modern times. Helicopters hovered overhead, residents were told to stay at home and schools were evacuated near a printing works where police sources said two gunmen were holding at least one hostage. At least two security personnel could be seen on the roof of the printer's workshop, a low white building in an industrial estate. Wednesday's Paris attack on the Charlie Hebdo weekly, that killed 12, has raised questions about surveillance of radicals, far-right politics, religion and censorship in a land struggling to integrate a five-million Muslim population, the EU's largest.