Heavy shooting, including automatic gunfire, and explosions were heard in St Denis, a northern Paris suburb.
The police operation is linked to the search for the so-called “ninth attacker” – believed to be on the run. Six people are reported to have barricaded themselves in an apartment, exchanging gunfire with officers.
Roads were closed off and the police operation appears to be ongoing, with large numbers of police officers and police vehicles in the area.
Residents were told to stay in their homes and away from windows. Some have been moved to a temporary shelter in the town hall.
Watch as heavy gunfire erupted during the ongoing Paris police raid as suspects are holed up in an apartment.