France shooting: Police confirm suspect is wanted gunman

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France shooting: Police confirm suspect is wanted gunman

Post by falkor » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:24 am

Published on Wednesday 21 March 2012 09:45 scotsman
THE suspect cornered in a house in the southern French city of Toulouse is the gunman wanted in connection with Monday’s shooting at a Jewish school in the city, French police have confirmed.
The suspect has been named as Mohammed Merah, a French national of Algerian origin. The French interior minister, Claude Gueant, has added that Merah, who is also wanted in connection with two recent attacks in the region has thrown his handgun out a window but has other weapons on him and has used them in volleys with police surrounding a building in this southwestern city. Gueant claimed that the 24-year-old suspect, who is surrounded by police in the building and claiming links to al-Qaida, is talking to a police negotiator and says he’ll surrender in the afternoon. The minister says police want to take him alive.

The suspect is believed to havew an AK47 machine gun and other weapons.

Hundreds of policemen swept into a residential neighborhood in northern Toulouse early Wednesday and exchanged fire with the suspect.

Three policemen were wounded in the operation, which is still ongoing, Gueant said. The suspect’s brother was arrested, but attempts to use the suspect’s mother as a negotiator failed, with the woman claiming she had little control over her son.

The man was known to authorities for having spent time in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Gueant said

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uylc27Qe8k French Police Raid House in Toulouse in Search for Gunman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH2wg4rsUN4 background on the Jewish school murders and French soldiers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=224YTt5rqVY original news report at Jewish School scene


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Re: France shooting: Police confirm suspect is wanted gunman

Post by dingdangdo » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:45 pm

He's dead...

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