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Toulouse Gunman in Custody

All 4 hostages believed to be safe

(Newser) - A self-proclaimed al-Qaeda member has been detained after taking several people hostage in a Toulouse bank today, the BBC reports. The gunman fired a shot after first demanding money; he later released two of his four hostages. French media reported he was in custody after more gunfire was heard; the... More »

Al-Jazeera: We Won't Air French Gunman's Video

USB stick contains footage of killings, Koran readings

(Newser) - Mohamed Merah's video of his killing spree will not see the light of day, at least not by way of al-Jazeera. The network announced that the video neither provided any fresh info nor met al-Jazeera's code of ethics for broadcast. It revealed that Merah's face was never... More »

French Gunman Dies in Leap From Window

Mohamed Merah dead after 32-hour standoff

(Newser) - After a standoff of more than 32 hours, French shooting-spree suspect Mohamed Merah is dead, the AP reports. A police official confirms that Merah's death was announced today on police radio after five minutes of gunfire were heard; the French interior minister says Merah died after police entered his... More »

French Police Set Off 3 Blasts in Standoff

Mohamed Merah reportedly boasted of 7 slayings; no arrest yet

(Newser) - The tense daylong standoff in France appears to be nearing an end: Three explosions were heard near an apartment building in Toulouse where a suspected gunman is holed up. An Interior Ministry official said the suspect had gone back on a decision to turn himself in, and police blew up... More »

French Suspect Surrounded, Planned New Hit Today

24-year-old identified as Mohammad Merah

(Newser) - Conflicting reports out of Toulouse: Though USA Today reported earlier, by way of French TV , that a 24-year-old Muslim man suspected in a series of shootings had been arrested after a raid on an apartment, reports are now saying the building remains surrounded. CNN and Reuters report that some 300... More »

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