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Police: Gunmen rob store in a Paris suburb, 10 people trapped inside

  • Police officers stand outside a suburban clothing store, in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, north of Paris, Monday, July 13, 2015. A group of assailants broke into the Primark discount clothing store in the town of Villeneuve-la-Garenne early Monday and several employees were trapped inside, police said. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Police officers stand outside a suburban clothing store, in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, north of Paris, Monday, July 13, 2015. A group of assailants broke into the Primark discount clothing store in the town of Villeneuve-la-Garenne early Monday and several employees were trapped inside, police said. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police riot officers stand outside a suburban clothing store, in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, north of Paris, Monday, July 13, 2015. A group of assailants broke into a discount clothing store near Paris on Monday, trapping 18 people inside for hours before fleeing and prompting a manhunt throughout the area, police said. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Police riot officers stand outside a suburban clothing store, in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, north of Paris, Monday, July 13, 2015. A group of assailants broke into a discount clothing store near Paris on Monday, trapping 18 people inside for hours before fleeing and prompting a manhunt throughout the area, police said. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers stand outside a suburban clothing store, in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, north of Paris, Monday, July 13, 2015. A group of assailants broke into the Primark discount clothing store in the town of Villeneuve-la-Garenne early Monday and several employees were trapped inside, police said. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Police officers stand outside a suburban clothing store, in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, north of Paris, Monday, July 13, 2015. A group of assailants broke into the Primark discount clothing store in the town of Villeneuve-la-Garenne early Monday and several employees were trapped inside, police said. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

Police say that a group of gunmen have broken into a store in a suburban Paris shopping center and 10 people are trapped inside.

Special police units are surrounding the Primark store in the town of Villeneuve-la-Garenne, according to a Paris regional police official. The official was not authorized to be publicly named.

The official said the assailants were trying to rob the store and entered around 6:30 a.m. (0430GMT). The official said it was unclear whether the 10 people trapped inside are being held hostage or are hiding from the gunmen.