Paris airport closes runways in search for newspaper shooting suspects

Police officers and firemen gather outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Masked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing at least 11 people before escaping, police and a witness said. The weekly has previously drawn condemnation from Muslims. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

PARIS (AP) – Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport has closed two runways to arrivals amid a massive operation to seize two suspects in the storming of a satirical newspaper.

An airport spokesman said the flight diversions are not affecting schedules.

At least three helicopters hovered above the town of Dammartin-en-Goele, near to the airport.

A French police official said the pair of brothers suspected in the attack in which 12 people died appear to have taken a hostage.

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