THE hostage taker in the France terror attack shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he stormed the supermarket in Trebes. Armed police have arrived at the scene and two people have been killed, according to officers.
A man, armed with knives, a handgun and grenades according to Le Figaro, opened fire at a group of police officers jogging in the Carcassone region. He then drove 15 minutes to Trebes where he took hostages in a supermarket.
The Mayor of Trebes told LCI TV the man stormed the shop screaming “Allahu Akbar, (God is greatest) I’ll kill you all”.
The gunman said he wanted to “avenge Syria”, France’s Le Depeche du Midi reports.
He is of Moroccan descent and about 30-years-old, the paper reported.
Reports have also said the hostage-taker has asked for Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam from the 2013 attack on BFM TV.
More to follow…