The man who has taken at least five people hostage in a kosher deli on the eastern edges of Paris appears to be linked to the Charlie Hebdo massacre earlier this week that left 12 people dead. A police official said the gunman opened fire in the market declaring :"You know who I am."

Paris police released a photo of Amedy Coulibaly as a suspect in the killing of a Paris policewoman, and the official named him as the man holed up in the market. He said a second suspect, a woman named Hayat Boumeddiene, is the gunman's accomplice.

The official said some hostages have been gravely wounded. Police said 100 students were under lockdown in schools near the deli. Police have ordered all shops to close in the Marais – a Jewish neighbourhood in central Paris, far from the attacks.

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Police evacuate hostages after storming the Kosher supermarketMartin Bureau/AFP
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Members of the French police special forces attend to one of their colleagues lying on the ground after they launched the assault. It is thought two security officers were wounded in the operationThomas Samson/AFP
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French police special forces prepare to launch an assault on the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarketMartin Bureau/AFP
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Members of the French police forces take positions by the kosher grocery store near Porte de Vincennes in ParisEric Feferberg/AFP
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Local residents are evacuated by French police special forces in the vicinity of the kosher grocery storeMartin Bureau/AFP
Hayat Boumeddiene and Amedy Coulibaly
Hayat Boumeddiene and Amedy Coulibaly
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A French police officer stop youths on a scooter at gunpoint near the scene of the siege at a kosher supermarket in ParisYoussef Boudlal/Reuters
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French police arrest young people on a scooter as they arrive near the scene of a hostage-taking event at a kosher supermarket in eastern ParisYoussef Boudlal/Reuters
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People are led away from the scene by policeDan Kitwood/Getty Images
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Members of the French police special force RAID take position in Saint-Mande, near Porte de VincennesEric Feferberg/AFP
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A member of the police force aims as he mans a position at Porte de Vincennes, eastern ParisThomas Samson/AFP
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Members of the French police special force RAID walk with their equipment on the "peripherique" (circular road) in Saint-Mande, near Porte de VincennesEric Feferberg/AFP
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Armed police arrive in Port de Vincennes after reports that at least five people have been taken hostage in a kosher deliDan Kitwood/Getty Images
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Police mobilise after reports of a hostage situation at Port de VincennesDan Kitwood/Getty Images
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French intervention police are seen at the scene of a hostage-taking event at a kosher supermarket in eastern ParisCharles Platiau/Reuters