Gunman in Trèbes, France, Opens Fire and Takes Hostages

March 23, 2018 - School Uniform

The Interior Ministry pronounced on Twitter that a troops operation was underway in Trèbes, and Gérard Collomb, a interior minister, pronounced he was streamer to a scene.

The internal prefecture pronounced on Twitter that a area around a Super U in that city had been cordoned off.

Frédéric de Lanouvelle, a orator for a Interior Ministry, told a BFM TV news channel that a gunman was still inside a supermarket, though he pronounced he could not endorse reports about any passed or wounded.

Earlier Friday, in a adjacent city of Carcassonne, a organisation of 4 plainclothes troops officers were followed by an armed male in a automobile who shot during them, according to Mr. Philippe. One officer was wounded, though his life is not during risk, Mr. Philippe said.

Although Trèbes and Carcassonne are really tighten to any other, it is misleading if a incidents in a dual cities were related.

The troops and confidence officers have been targeted in a fibre of attacks over a past dual years.

Three troops officers — Franck Brinsolaro, Clarissa Jean-Philippe and Ahmed Merabet — were killed in attacks on a satirical journal Charlie Hebdo and in a Paris suburb in Jan 2015.


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A year later, on a anniversary of a Charlie Hebdo attack, officers fatally shot a man with feign explosives as he attempted to conflict a troops hire in northern Paris.

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In Jun 2016, a Paris troops captain and his longtime partner were killed in their home as their 3-year-old son watched. The attack, in Magnanville, was claimed by a Islamic State.

In Feb 2017, a male armed with dual vast knives and cheering “God is great” lunged during a troops patrol nearby an opening to a Louvre. He was shot.

A month later, a gunman was shot and killed by a troops patrol during Orly Airport, south of Paris, after he pounded a soldier.

And in April, Xavier Jugelé, 37, a Paris troops officer who had responded to a conflict at a Bataclan unison gymnasium in Nov 2015, fell plant to terrorism himself. He was in a troops car on a heavily rhythmical Champs-Élysées when a gunman non-stop fire, murdering him and wounding dual other officers, along with a bystander.

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Anne-Sophie Bolon contributed stating from London.

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