No less than one particular person was killed and 6 folks have been wounded in a capturing close to a Christmas market within the French metropolis of Strasbourg on Tuesday, police sources stated.
“There have been gun pictures and folks working all over the place,” one native shopkeeper advised BFM TV. “It lasted about 10 minutes.”
A supply on the prosecutor’s workplace stated the motive behind the capturing was not instantly clear and that an investigation was underneath technique to see if it was terrorism-related.
France stays on excessive alert after a wave of assaults commissioned or impressed by Islamic State militants since early 2015, by which about 240 folks have been killed.
French Ecology Minister Francois de Rugy tweeted: “Solidarity and help for the folks of Strasbourg. Our help too for the safety forces. We’re united and decided to guard the French folks.”