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3 dead, 12 injured in ISIS hostage situation at French supermarket – shooter dead

There is a hostage situation at a French supermarket. (Screen Shot/Twitter)
March 23, 2018

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

UPDATE, 9:52 a.m. EST: The Associated Press reported that the suspect who killed three people and took hostages at a French supermarket has been “shot to death” by police, according to police union official.

The shooter, who swore allegiance to ISIS, took hostages at a supermarket in southern France after shooting a police officer, police reported Friday morning local time.

Fox News initially reported that the shooter was barricaded inside the supermarket and had killed at least one person in the supermarket. Other initial reports said at least two people are dead and 12 are wounded, which is what authorities have since confirmed.

An official said all other hostages have been released, Fox reported.

The situation unfolded around 7:30 a.m. local time.

Early reports said the hostage-taker claimed allegiance to ISIS, shouting “Allahu Akbar” as he took hostages inside the supermarket in Trebes, located in southern France.

Police were on the scene.

The French Prime Minister called this a “terrorist act.”