Gunmen hold up store near Paris

  • 13/07/2015
Primark in Villeneuve-la-Garenne (Google Street View)
Primark in Villeneuve-la-Garenne (Google Street View)

French special forces have evacuated 18 people hiding in a mall near Paris after gunmen attacked a Primark store inside the centre.

Police say the armed men burst into the clothing shop in Villeneuve-la-Garenne at 6:30am (local time) for what they believe was an attempt to rob the shop.

Frightened employees are thought to have fled and taken refuge in a canteen in the mall, a police source said, adding that authorities were still looking for the gunmen.

AFP / 3 News