BREAKING: Gunman takes up to 70 hostages in retirement home

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News outlets in France are reporting an armed man has burst into a retirement home for monks in Montpellier, France and has inside, up to 70 hostages.

According to Metropolitain, French police units are at the scene at the home of the African missions on Baillarguet Road in Montferrier-sur-Lez, Montpellier, which is a home for retired monks.

The man was armed with a knife and a shotgun when he entered the home at around 8.45pm (local time).

A staff member escaped before the gunman noticed and raised the alarm.

We hope everyone comes out safe from this terrible incident.

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