Multiple reports state witnesses heard gunfire during a police raid in the area

By Naja Rayne
Updated November 18, 2015 01:30 AM
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Witnesses in the Saint-Denis area have reported hearing gunshots as police raid northern Paris suburb and home to the Stade de France, according to multiple reports.

Police officers have been reported wounded, but French police would not release any official comments, CNN reports.

The raid is connected to the worldwide manhunt for two suspects connected to Friday’s tragic and deadly terrorist attacks, when three suicide bombers detonated explosives near the stadium and other terrorists opened fire at various public venues.

According to the BBC, the possible ninth suspect was recorded in surveillance video on Friday and officers now have roads closed in the district, where it is believed – but not confirmed – that French officials have multiple suspects cornered.

Residents were encouraged by Deputy Mayor Stephane Peu to stay inside, although he emphasized that “it is not a new attack but a police intervention,” the BBC reports.

Suspects from last week’s attacks have been on the run since Friday after the multiple shootings and bombings left 129 dead and over 300 injured.