France Church Attack: Attackers 'Neutralized', One Hostage Killed

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NORMANDY — French police "neutralized" two men armed with blades who had taken several people hostage in a church in northern France on Tuesday, the police said.

The hostages included a priest, two nuns and two worshippers according to BFM TV

A police source said that one of the hostages, a priest, had been killed with a blade in the attack which took place in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, south of Rouen. French media reported the attackers cut the throat of the priest.

French President Francois Hollande was on his way to the site of the attack.

It was not immediately clear if the assailants were killed or taken alive in the police operation that ended the assault.