A gunman opened opened fire in a supermarket in southwest France on Friday, killing at least two people.
Reports said the man, claimed allegiance to ISIS yelled “Vengeance for Syria!” and “Allahu Akbar!”, as he went on a shooting spree.
He gunned down the butcher in the Super U store in Trèbes, and took eight people hostage, The Sun of the UK reported.
“He pulled out a gun and fired five times, wounding one officer,” said a source in Trèbes, near Carcassonne, who claimed to have seen the man carrying grenades, according to local reports.
Trèbes Mayor Eric Menassi said seven hostages have been released, leaving the gunman alone in the store with another cop, the news outlet reported.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe described the situation south of Toulouse, which investigators are treating as terrorism, as “very serious.”