One person is believed to be dead and another six injured after a 'sniper' opened fire and stabbed passers-by in the city of Bastia, Corsica.
A man is reported to have launched the attack before locking himself in a house with two hostages, according to local media.
One of the victims suffered "serious injuries" and was said to be in a "state of absolute emergency", according to actu.fr.
Two were "medicalized in a state of concern at the scene of the attack", reports the publication.
A police officer is also reported to be among those injured after he was shot in the neck.