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Mayor says man entered French supermarket shouting 'Allahu Akbar, I'll kill you all'

Police are seen at the scene of a hostage situation in a supermarket in Trebes, Aude, France March 23, 2018 in this picture obtained from a social media video. LA VIE A TREBES/via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - The mayor of the town in southern France where a hostage taker held several people in a supermarket, told LCI TV that the man entered the shop screaming “Allahu Akbar, (God is greatest) I’ll kill you all”.

Mayor Eric Ménassi told BFM TV earlier that the hostage taker was now alone with one police officer in the supermarket and all other hostages had been freed, and that there were two victims at the supermarket.

Reporting by Bate Felix; Editing by Alison Williams