An armed man captured three people in Paris, demanding that the local government allow him to contact the Iranian embassy.
According to Le Parisien, there is a pregnant woman among the captives.
The attacker said he was armed with an explosive device and a handgun; besides, he added that he had a sidekick who was outside the building where he held hostages.
The law enforcement authorities added that two of the hostages are fine, and the third sustained an injury to the head, as the assailant hit him with a wrench.
Earlier, a gunfire occurred in Berlin, as the local police detained a rampaging man in Berlin Cathedral, the city's one of the most popular tourist sites. According to Twitter of the police department of Berlin, the detainee sustained a gunshot wound to his leg; the police had to open fire, as the attacker carried two knives. One of the policemen was wounded, too, as the attacker resisted arrest. There were some 100 visitors inside the cathedral at the time.