According to latest reports, a man is holding hostages in a supermarket in France.
The gunman had opened fired on police in Carcassonne — wounding one of them, but not critically — before taking hostages at the supermarket in Trèbes, according to media reports.
#BREAKING One or two people shot in French hostage-taking: police
— AFP news agency (@AFP) March 23, 2018
The local mayor confirmed that two people have been injured. A prosecutor says the gunman claims to be in the Islamic State group.
Trèbes is located roughly mid-way between Toulouse and Montpellier.
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