Breaking news out of Trèbes, France where we’re seeing reports that a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State has taken hostages inside of a supermarket with reports that up to two people have been killed (Warning: these are early reports and can/will change over the next few hours):
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UPDATE: Two people have been killed and about a dozen wounded after a gunman took hostages at a supermarket in the south of France, French police say https://t.co/6csekkI1zZ
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UPDATE: French national police say two people have been killed and about a dozen wounded in a shooting and hostage-taking in a super market in southern France.
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From USA Today:
Two people have been killed and about a dozen wounded after a gunman took hostages at a supermarket in the south of France, French police said Friday, according to the Associated Press.
The gunman claimed allegiance to the Islamic State, local media reported.
The incident occurred at the Super U store in the town of Trèbes. La Dépêche du Midi, the local newspaper, reported that the store’s butcher and a customer were the victims.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe described the incident as a “serious situation.”
A man thought to be the same suspect shot and wounded a police officer earlier Friday in the nearby medieval walled town of Carcassonne — a 15 minute drive from Trèbes — as he jogged with small group of other officers, BFM-TV reported.
According to some reports, the gunman is demanding the release of Salah Abdeslam, the sole survivor of the Paris bombing:
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Update: The terrorist is now reportedly dead:
A man has killed two people and wounded at least three others in a supermarket in the town of Trebes in southern France.
A police union official told The Associated Press that the suspect has been killed. https://t.co/6OsAnse63h
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