A hostage situation is under way at a church in northern France, local officials said Tuesday.
The church is located in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in the north-eastern department of Seine-Maritime.
It was not immediately clear how many people were being held. Newspaper Le Figaro cited police sources saying that two people with knives were holding five - including a priest and two nuns.
Regional news outlet France 3 reported that the incident began between 9 am and 9:45 [0700 and 0745 GMT].
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