Gunman arrested, police deployed near site of Paris attacks
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Gunman arrested, police deployed near site of Paris attacks

Security forces cordon off area targeted by Islamic State last November after shooter opens fire at site; no injuries reported

A man holds his head in his hands as he lays flowers in front of the Carillon cafe, in Paris, Saturday, Nov.14, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A man holds his head in his hands as he lays flowers in front of the Carillon cafe, in Paris, Saturday, Nov.14, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Police in Paris detained Thursday a gunman who fired shots near cafes targeted in last November’s attacks. No injuries were reported.

Security forces cordoned off the area, and several police officers stood with their weapons drawn at the building, according to a witness. He spoke under condition of anonymity for his security.

Paris police spokeswoman Johana Primevert said officers deployed Thursday after shots rang out and the gunman later surrendered to police.

The building is located at the junction of the Rue de Bichat and Rue du Faubourg du Temple in eastern Paris, near two cafes targeted in the November 13, 2015 Islamic State attacks that left 130 people dead and wounded hundreds. France remains on edge and under a state of emergency since the attacks.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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