French prosecutor denies report one killed in hostage-taking

French police and gendarmes patrol in Dammartin-en-Goele where shots were fired and at least one hostage was taken in the same area police were hunting for two brothers accused of slaughtering 12 people in an Islamist assault, on January 9, 2015.

DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France - The Paris prosecutor denied a radio report on Friday that at least one person had been killed in a shootout preceding a hostage-taking in an industrial zone of the town of Dammartin-en-Goele.

Police have cordoned off the northern town where the two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo killings have been identified following a massive manhunt in the woodland area nearby.

Earlier, RTL radio said at least one person had died and several were injured in a shoot-out. The Interior Ministry could not immediately confirm whether there were victims.