Shots fired and hostage situation in central Paris

BREAKING: Serious incident unfolding in central Paris, with heavily armed police forces attending.

Reports of shots fired and a hostage situation.

French police have stormed an apartment building in the city’s 10th arrondissement following reports that a gunman has kept several hostages inside for 16 hours.

Armed police remain in a lengthy stand-off after witnesses said the suspect fired shots into the air.

UPDATE: According to local reports, French police arrested a gunman who barricaded himself inside an apartment. No injuries, no hostages.