France has been on high alert after a series of jihadist attacks in the past three years, most recently a Saturday night knife attack by a man in Paris last month in which one person was killed.
An armed police officer and a sniffer dog search the area.
The man also claims to have an accomplice outside the building.
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After about 30 strides, Mannino catches the child, according to the dashcam footage. The child was out for only a matter of minutes before Mannino spotted him.
The man is being investigated on multiple counts, including kidnapping and sequestration, attempted homicide and violence with a weapon, the official said.
Police officers of the BRI intervention squad prepare a shield on June 12, 2018 near the site of an ongoing hostage taking in central Paris.
Before the arrest, police and firefighters sent a water-spraying robot into the building, Le Parisien newspaper reported.
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Many Twitter users took up the challenge of a caption contest and offered alternatives to Merkel's straightforward description. The Republican firebrand also lashed out against Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying he "acts out when called out".
Gerard Collomb tweeted the news ending Tuesday's drama in a ground-floor office in a crowded neighborhood of the French capital.
At least one other man was lightly injured while fighting with the hostage-taker and escaping before police arrived on the scene. However, a motive for the demand was not established.
The man has asked to be put in contact with the Iranian embassy.
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