Paris hostage drama ends peacefully
The hold-up took place at a Credit Lyonnais bank in the suburb of Rungis, at the capital's main wholesale food market. The bank is one of around 20 in an area known locally as “the money wall”.
The hostage-takers are thought to have arrived by scooter and were captured on CCTV footage entering the bank.
Television networks say the alert was raised by a bank employee who managed to escape.