A gunman has reportedly shot at a policeman in southwest France before another man took hostages at a supermarket in two separate incidents in the same area on Friday, said security sources.
The policeman was shot in the Carcassonne town, while a gunman fired shots during a hostage-taking this morning at a supermarket in the town of Trebes 15 minutes’ drive away.
The man “entered the Super U supermarket at around 11.15 am and shots were heard,” a source said of the Trebes incident.
Local authorities tweeted that the area was out-of-bounds to the public.
According to a report, the gunman has claimed allegiance to ISIS.
Meanwhile, the French Interior Ministry has confirmed that intervention by police and security officials is underway.