OREANDA-NEWS. Police have detained a man who took two women hostage in the 12th arrondissement of Paris a day earlier. This was announced by French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Twitter. According to the French police, no one was injured during the detention of the kidnapper. It is reported that the criminal is 50 years old and he suffers from a mental disorder. The man demanded a meeting with the Minister of Justice Eric Dupont-Moretti.

On Monday, December 20, a man armed with a knife took two women hostage in one of the shops in the east of Paris. The incident occurred in a store on Aligre Street in the 12th arrondissement of the French capital. Police and rescue teams arrived at the scene. After several hours of negotiations with the kidnapper, he released one of the women.

In September, in Germany, police detained a man who took hostages on a tourist bus in Bavaria. According to preliminary data, the seizure was preceded by a quarrel of passengers. The man was holding three people hostage. As a result of the incident, no one was injured.