Paris, France (BBN)-Heavy shooting has been heard in the northern Paris suburb of Saint Denis and reports say a police operation linked to last Friday’s attacks is under way there, reports BBC.
Some police have been wounded, French TV station BFMTV reported.
Earlier, security sources said surveillance video showed a possible ninth assailant during Friday’s attacks in which 129 people died.
The so-called Islamic State (IS) group has said it carried out the attacks.
One report said roads had been blocked off around Place Jean Jaures in Saint Denis.
The Stade de France, where suicide attackers detonated bombs on Friday, is in the same district.
Amateur video aired by TV stations BFMTV and iTele cited witnesses saying sporadic gunfire had rung out since around 04:30 local time (03:30 GMT).
Deputy Mayor Stephane Peu urged local residents to stay indoors, saying “it is not a new attack but a police intervention”.
Friday’s attacks also left more than 400 people wounded, with 221 still in hospital, 57 of them in intensive care.