PARIS — A police union official in Paris says several journalists are dead and many officers have been wounded in a shooting at a French satirical newspaper.
A witness to the attack Wednesday, Benoit Bringer, told the iTele network, that he saw multiple masked men armed with automatic weapons at the newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in central Paris.
Paris police say shots were fired at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper headquarters after hooded men dressed in black entered the building.
A witness said multiple gunmen were involved. It is reported the gunmen used machine guns in the attack.
It is believed the incident took place just after 10.30am.
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French President Hollande is heading to the scene of the deadly attack on the satirical weekly newspaper, his office has confirmed to media agencies.