The man arrested was taken into custody. This is a 26 year old man born in Morocco, named Taji.
During the episode the hostage taker spoke in a random jumble of September 11, the Merah case, Theo, Maélys. and other confusing claims.
No explosives were found inside the building but the man was carring knives and a toy gun, according reliable information.
He was taken into custody in the wake of his arrest. An investigation was opened by the prosecutor for kidnapping, abduction, violence with weapons and attempted murder.