First Photos From Inside Gas Station Where Paris Terror Attack Suspects Were Spotted on the Run

PHOTO: Said and Cherif Kouachi appear in surveillance footage during their robbery of a gas station after the Charlie Hebdo shooting.
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The first images have been released from the French gas station where the Charlie Hebdo attack suspects were spotted during a nationwide manhunt last week.

As tens of thousands of police, troops and government employees searched for the two suspects -- brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi -- who authorities said killed 12 people during their Wednesday attack on the satirical newspaper, they were spotted early Thursday morning at a gas station in Villers-Cotterets, outside of Paris.

Gas station surveillance video shows the brothers, still clad in black clothes.

PHOTO: One of the Kouachi brothers carries a rocket launcher over his shoulder during their robbery of a gas station after the Charlie Hebdo massacre.Mediapart.fr
One of the Kouachi brothers carries a rocket launcher over his shoulder during their robbery of a gas station after the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Police flooded the scene and began zeroing in on the surrounding countryside towns the Foret-de-Retz, approximately 50 miles northeast of Paris.

Police descended on the town of Crépy-en-Valois, not far from the gas station where the spotting was reported, and they sealed off the village.

Heavily armed police were then spotted on the other side of the forest in the villages of Longpont and Corcy, where they searched door to door.

PHOTO: Gendarmes investigate where the two armed suspects from the attack on newspaper Charlie Hebdo were possibly spotted at an Avia gas station in Villers-Cotterets, north-east of Paris, Jan. 8, 2015. Francois Nascimbeni/AFP/Getty Images
Gendarmes investigate where the two armed suspects from the attack on newspaper Charlie Hebdo were possibly spotted at an Avia gas station in Villers-Cotterets, north-east of Paris, Jan. 8, 2015.