Four people dead following siege in South France

Four people have died following a siege in the south of France.

A gunman shot three people and was later killed by police when they raided the Supermarket where he was holed up in Trebes. It’s reported the gunman also shot and injured an officer near Carcassonne prior to taking people hostage in the supermarket.

The French Interior Minister says the suspect was known to authorities for petty crimes and was not considered an islamic threat. Speaking through a translator in Brussels – the French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed his support for those dealing with it.

The Irish Embassy in Paris says it’s aware of an incident in the town of Trebes. It says anyone with concerns about Irish citizens should contact the embassy in Paris on 33 1 44176700 or the Department of Foreign Affairs on 01 4082000.