- A gunman has taken hostages in a Super U supermarket in the town of Trebes
- Shots were heard as man who pledged allegiance to ISIS stormed the shop
- In a separate incident a policeman was shot in Carcassonne, 15 minutes away
A gunman claiming allegiance to ISIS has taken hostages in a supermarket in south west France, it has emerged.
The man stormed into a Super U supermarket at around 11.15am in the town of Trebes and ‘shots were heard’.
He is understood to be holding ‘several’ people hostage at the store and pictures emerging on social media show police outside.
Shortly beforehand, an armed man shot and injured a police officer in the city of Carcassonne, about 15 minutes by car from Trebes. It was not clear whether the two incidents were linked.
Local authorities tweeted that the area was out-of-bounds to the public.
A gunman pledging allegiance to ISIS stormed a Super U supermarket (pictured) in the town of Trebes and ‘shots were heard’. Pictures emerging on social media show police outside the supermarket
The man stormed into a Super U supermarket at around 11.15am in the town of Trebes and ‘shots were heard’. Police are pictured at the scene