A man who claimed to be affiliated with ISIS opened fire in a local supermarket in Trèbes, France. Reports say at least two people were killed in the midst of a hostage situation. Join the live broadcast from CNN.
An armed man fired at police officers on Friday afternoon in the southwestern French town of Trèbes. He later hid in a local supermarket and took eight people hostage, one of whom was reportedly shot dead. The shooter has been gunned down by French police.
Trèbes Mayor Eric Menassi told a local radio station that two hostages, an employee of the supermarket and a customer, have been killed, and 12 others injured. He added that all of the surviving hostages have been released.
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Local prosecutors said the shooter, a man in his 30s, has claimed allegiance to ISIS. He reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” upon entering the store. The Telegraph reported that he is of Moroccan descent and was known to intelligence agencies. He was reportedly demanding the release of Salah Abdeslam, a jailed ISIS member who was behind the 2015 Bataclan massacre in Paris.