SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins says police fired some 5,000 rounds during an hour-long exchange of fire at a hideout where a terrorist cell had holed up north of the capital.
Molins says heavily armed police squads initially were thwarted by a reinforced door to the apartment in Saint-Denis north of Paris where the terror cell had holed up, and faced nearly incessant fire as they worked to enter.
He also says the terror cell was ready to act.
Molins told reporters the police assault in Saint-Denis north of Paris on Wednesday was connected with the terror attacks Friday in the capital against a concert hall, nightspots and the national soccer stadium.
Two people were killed in the siege, including a woman who blew herself up, and seven others were arrested.