French police are hunting for the three gunmen who barged into a Primark store near Paris in a suspected robbery attempt.
According to the BBC, the gunmen escaped the scene after special forces evacuated 18 people trapped inside the Qwartz shopping centre in Villeneuve-la-Garenne.
The area around the shopping centre has been shut down.
The shopping center and surrounding area are closed to the public because of the security operation, said police.
The siege comes a day before the Bastille Day celebrations in the country.