France: 'It appears to be a terrorist act' — PM on hostage situation in Trebes

A shooting in Carcassonne and the ongoing hostage situation at a supermarket in the town of Trebes appear «to be a terrorist act,» French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told members of the press in Mulhouse, eastern France, Friday. “Two events, one of them still ongoing, took place this morning from 10:30 near Carcassonne. One shooting against four people from the national police [occurred... Еще]. One of them was injured but is not in a life-threatening condition,» he stated. «In Trebes, near Carcassonne, a hostage situation is ongoing. Gendarmerie forces have quickly been deployed to the area and operations are still ongoing at the moment. The anti-terrorism prosecutor's office in Paris are investigating and according to the information we have now, it appears to be a terrorist act,» Philippe stated. The prime minister declined to answer about “possible casualties.»

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