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France: Shooting, hostage-taking at kosher market in Paris; several reported wounded

  • Police officers arrive at a hostage-taking situation at a kosher market in Paris, Friday Jan. 9, 2015. France's anti-terrorism prosecutor says a shooting and hostage-taking attack is underway at a kosher market on the eastern edge of Paris. A police official said there are multiple hostages and wounded at the scene. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Police officers arrive at a hostage-taking situation at a kosher market in Paris, Friday Jan. 9, 2015. France's anti-terrorism prosecutor says a shooting and hostage-taking attack is underway at a kosher market on the eastern edge of Paris. A police official said there are multiple hostages and wounded at the scene. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers arrive at a hostage-taking situation at a kosher market in Paris, Friday Jan.9, 2015. France's anti-terrorism prosecutor says a shooting and hostage-taking attack is underway at a kosher market on the eastern edge of Paris. A police official said there are multiple hostages and wounded at the scene. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Police officers arrive at a hostage-taking situation at a kosher market in Paris, Friday Jan.9, 2015. France's anti-terrorism prosecutor says a shooting and hostage-taking attack is underway at a kosher market on the eastern edge of Paris. A police official said there are multiple hostages and wounded at the scene. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Emergency services workers arrive at a hostage-taking situation at a kosher market in Paris, Friday Jan. 9, 2015. France's anti-terrorism prosecutor says a shooting and hostage-taking attack is underway at a kosher market on the eastern edge of Paris. A police official said there are multiple hostages and wounded at the scene. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Emergency services workers arrive at a hostage-taking situation at a kosher market in Paris, Friday Jan. 9, 2015. France's anti-terrorism prosecutor says a shooting and hostage-taking attack is underway at a kosher market on the eastern edge of Paris. A police official said there are multiple hostages and wounded at the scene. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

France's anti-terrorism prosecutor says a shooting and hostage-taking attack is underway at a kosher market on the eastern edge of Paris. A police official said there are multiple hostages and wounded at the scene.

The French president ordered the country's top security official to the scene, an official in the presidency told The Associated Press. The police official declined to be named when discussing the unfolding situation.

The events near Paris' Porte de Vincennes took place as two suspects in France's deadliest terror attack in decades were cornered near Charles de Gaulle airport.