An armed male took captives inside a grocery store within southern France Friday, murdering 2 and also wounding 12 others, authorities explained, shooting earlier on policeman.
A representative with state authorities service pointed out that “the attacker was still in the supermarket but it was unclear if there were people inside with him.”
PM Edouard Philippe stated all details indicated that this “seems to be a terrorist act.”
France has actually gone on elevated alert, given the past Islamic fanatic assaults throughout 2015 as well as 2016 which murdered over 200 individuals.
The assailant initially let loose 6 shots on policeman who have been on their way back from working out close, to the urban area of Carcassonne on Friday early morning, pointed out Yves Lefebvre, executive secretary general for SGP Police-FO police forces union.
One law enforcement officer got a shoulder wound, however this “was never serious”, Lefebvre explained.
The suspect at that point headed to a Super U superstore in Trebes, around 100 KM south-east of Toulouse.
Law enforcement representative, who did not want to be publicly identified, claimed a plan to apprehend the shooter was in progress.
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