In Carcassonne, France, a man attempted to ram police officers who were out jogging on Friday, and shot at them, injuring one. The vehicle had been carjacked after killing the driver and injuring a passenger. Then the suspect drove to Trebe, where he holed up in a Super U grocery market, and took hostages. There he killed two people, and injured 12 more, including a police officer. The man claimed allegiance to ISIS, shouted” allahu akbar,” and demanded the release of Salah Abdeslam, the reported ‘mastermind’ of the Paris Attacks in 2015.
UPDATE: Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame, the officer who exchanged himself for a female hostage, has died from his wounds. He is a hero. It brings the death toll to 4.
One police officer that was shot while jogging was hit in the shoulder, but the injury is not considered life-threatening.
Hostage situation at Grocery store
Another police officer swapped himself for a hostage and left his phone line open on the desk so that officers could monitor the situation. According to news reports, he shot the gunman when he entered the grocery store. Police then stormed in when they heard gunshots. The gunman was killed, and the police officer seriously wounded.
The suspect was identified as Redouane Lakdim, 26. The Moroccan national was reportedly radicalized, and police had him under surveillance. He had a criminal record for theft and drugs, according to the Chicago Tribune.
BREAKING: Suspected terrorist ‘shoots at police, takes hostages and pledges allegiance to ISIS’ in Carcassonne, France.https://t.co/EX7NULtV2R
— Westmonster (@WestmonsterUK) March 23, 2018
What we know so far about hostage situation in #Trèbes, France:
– Elite police surrounding Super U shop, gunman inside
– Shots fired at policemen earlier, wounding one
– Gunman “claims to be in Islamic State group”
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 23, 2018
French Jihadi terrorist who has taken hostages in France is now demanding the release of Salah Abdeslam who was involved in the Islamic attacks in Paris in November 2015!
This Moroccan national is ONCE again known to France’s intelligence services yet nothing was done?! pic.twitter.com/BLE1aavwBw
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) March 23, 2018
Deadly hostage standoff in France: Suspect was known to police https://t.co/LrGltZnuiL
— TheDeacin (@Samverine13) March 23, 2018
An armed man took hostages in a supermarket in southern France on Friday, killing three people and injuring about a dozen others before being shot to death when French police stormed the market, authorities said https://t.co/tl7QL5EZCF
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) March 23, 2018
So let’s think about this for a minute. France has rigid gun control. Where are these jihadis getting their guns? Does a jihadi network ring a bell?
ISIS terrorist shoots at hostages and French police
-France has strictest gun laws
-French citizens have no 2nd amendment
-France has no NRA
-France has open borders
So what will the gun control and pro open border zealots say now?#Trèbes #Carcassonehttps://t.co/Oq5Xiy7q5j
— Adorable Deplorable ?? (@OliMauritania) March 23, 2018