After taking about seven individuals hostage, the suspect somehow got away, but those inside the travel agency have been reported safe.
The travel agency is popular among Asian customers dealing in cash transactions, according to reports, and the office has previously been the site of hold-ups. Police believe this was solely an armed robbery, and not an act of terror, according to French media.
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The man acted alone, a journalist on the scene tweeted.
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Police have closed down the surrounding streets and have advised local residents to keep clear from the area.
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The travel agency's manager alerted police of the incident after escaping the building, BFMTV reported.
As of Friday night, police are on the scene trying to determine the suspect's identity and whereabouts.