Key events in Paris newspaper attack and hostage-takings
Updated: 2015-01-10 04:59
FRIDAY, Jan 9:
- Security official says Kouachi brothers are on the move after stealing a Peugeot northeast of Paris.
- The brothers are cornered with a hostage inside a printing house. Security forces backed by a convoy of ambulances stream into the small industrial town. Helicopters hover above. Schools go into lockdown and town residents are told to stay inside their houses.
- "They said they want to die as martyrs," local lawmaker Yves Albarello, who was inside the police command post, tells French television.
- A gunman takes hostages at a kosher grocery on the eastern edge of Paris, wounding several people. Police say the hostage-taker is armed with an automatic rifle and there are multiple hostages and wounded.
- A police official identifies the gunman as Coulibaly. Police release his photo and that of a suspected female accomplice, Hayat Boumddiene, calling them "armed and dangerous."
- Police link Coulibaly to the Kouachi brothers.
- Coulibaly threatens to kill his hostages if police launch an assault on the cornered brothers, authorities say.
- Police order all shops closed in a famed Jewish neighborhood in central Paris, far from the two developing hostage crises.
- Just before 5 pm, security forces launch a major assault on the printing plant; explosions and gunshots ring out. A police official says Kouachi brothers are killed as they come out firing. Their hostage is rescued.
- Minutes later, police storm the Paris kosher grocery in another eruption of gunshots and explosions.
- Police official says hostage taker at Paris kosher grocery is killed. Three hostages are confirmed dead, and several are rescued.