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    A French gendarme secures the access to a supermarket after a hostage situation in Trebes, France

    French Police Arrest Second Person Associated With Trebes Attack - Reports

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    French President Emmanuel Macron has said the attack on the supermarket in southwestern France was being treated as a terrorist act, after reports that a gunman took hostages and demanded the release of a suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks.

    Police have arrested a second person believed to be linked to the attack in Trèbes, France which led to the death of four people, and the terrorist himself, a judicial source said.

    According to radio FranceInfo, the attacker's girlfriend, 18, was arrested earlier. Investigators found 3 homemade explosive devices, handgun, knife inside the attacked supermarket.

    The French gendarme who swapped placed with a hostage in the supermarket siege crisis has died of his wounds, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb announced earlier.

    READ MORE: Three Dead After 'Islamist Terror' Attack in France, Suspect Killed (VIDEO)

    Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, 45, rushed with a group of officers to the scene in the Super U, after the attacker, who claimed allegiance to Daesh*, stormed the supermarket and fired at shoppers and staff.

    *Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia

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