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Hostage situation at Paris grocery

Updated 7:39 AM ET, Sat January 10, 2015
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A police officer closes the bullet ridden door next to a body lying in a kosher grocery store in the Paris neighborhood of Porte de Vincennes on Friday, January 9. Amedy Coulibaly -- the man who authorities believe killed a policewoman Thursday south of Paris -- was killed when police stormed the store. A search is underway for suspected accomplice, a woman identified as Hayat Boumeddiene.
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Forensics investigators gather outside the grocery store. French President Francois Hollande said four people were killed. Francois Mori/AP
French police escort hostages away from the grocery store. At least 10 hostages managed to escape, according to a Paris police union spokesman. THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images
Coulibaly was one of two people wanted in connection with the deadly shooting of a police officer south of Paris on Thursday, January 8. French authorities released photographs of Coulibaly, right, and Boumeddiene after the shooting. Paris Police
Police mobilize at the scene in Paris. One of the hostages told CNN affiliate BFMTV that the gunman started shooting "as soon as he got inside" and killed two customers. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
A police officer is seen at the scene of the standoff. Police union spokesman Pascal Disand said the hostage-taker, Amedy Coulibaly, demanded freedom for Cherif and Said Kouachi, the suspects in Wednesday's massacre at the Charlie Hebdo magazine office in Paris, who were simultaneously involved in a standoff wiith police northeast of Paris. Disand said the brothers and Coulibaly were part of the same jihadist groups. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
A security officer in Paris directs hostages to safety. Michel Euler/Ap
Police forces launch an assault at the grocery store. THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images
Large explosions could be heard around 5:10 p.m. (11:10 a.m ET). GABRIELLE CHATELAIN/AFP/Getty Images
Police take position by the grocery store. ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images
Police ride on a truck bed near the grocery store. Maxppp/Landov
Police forces gather at the scene of the standoff. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
People are led away by police from an area near the standoff. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
Vehicles are blocked on a road in Paris. stephane jourdain/AFP/Getty Images
Police arrive with guns at the scene of the grocery store standoff. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
French police on the move near the grocery store. THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images
A police officer gives instructions to local residents in Saint-Mande, which is near Porte de Vincennes. ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images
Police gather at the site of the standoff. THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images