French police freed 18 employees held by armed robbers in a suburban clothing store, NBC News reported. Elite special forces were called to the Primark clothing store in the Qwartz de Villeneuve-la-Garenne mall in northwestern Paris. All 18 employees were released, a spokesman for the city government told NBC News. However, it was not immediately clear if the suspects had been detained. "Right now it looks like an armed robbery gone wrong rather than a hostage-taking," police spokeswoman Magalie Charbonneau told NBC News.