Suspect in France hostage-taking has been shot dead
Police have shot and killed a gunman holding hostages in Trèbes, France according to the Associated Press.
BREAKING: Suspect in hostage-taking situation has been shot to death by French police, a police union official says.
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 23, 2018
The gunman left two people dead and 12 others injured in a terrorist attack at a Super U supermarket in southern France according to multiple media sources.
French President Emmanuel Macron made a statement about the hostage-taking.
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 23, 2018
The gunman made it evident he is with the Islamic State Group according to reports.
According to French TV channels La Chaîne Info (LCI) and BFMTV, the gunman is reportedly demanding the release of Salah Abdeslam. Abdeslam is the only suspect linked to the 2015 Paris attacks.
Police are surrounding a supermarket in Carcassonne in southern France after a police officer was shot and French media reports say hostages may have been taken
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) March 23, 2018
One policeman was shot and wounded earlier while jogging with colleagues 15 minutes away from the supermarket by the same gunman.
The gunman is known to police intelligence, BFM TV reported.
— CNN (@CNN) March 23, 2018