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Paris - An armed man who held four people hostage at a Paris bank to demand government assisted housing surrendered to police on Friday, ending a three-hour ordeal.
The man reportedly drew a weapon at the branch of the Credit Industriel et Commercial CIC bank and took four hostages.
He released two of the hostages first and then the other two before surrendering to the police.
The hostages were unhurt.
The man was reportedly demanding a dwelling for himself and his handicapped son.