BREAKING: Reports of a French priest being beheaded in a church in Normandy, France during hostage situation flood into news outlets
At least four people were held today ( Tuesday ) as hostages in a church in the town of Saint – Etienne – de – Rovere in the district of Normandy in northern France . According to French media reports , two men armed with knives burst into the church , and held hostages, including a priest.
Sources in the police said that the police were called to the scene shot and killed the two armed them . Also , a police source said that one of the hostages was killed .
Security sources told the newspaper ” Le Figaro ” that the priest was beheaded , but received no verification of that other sources . Circumstances of the case are still under review.