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Wed Jun 20, 2012, 06:23 AM

'Hostages held' in France Toulouse bank incident

Source: BBC News

Four people have been taken hostage in a bank in the French city of Toulouse by a man claiming to be linked to al-Qaeda, police say.

The man fired a shot and demanded to speak to the elite police unit which shot Islamist gunman Mohamed Merah.

Merah, who claimed to have al-Qaeda training, killed seven people in Toulouse in March before he was shot dead by police.

The director of the bank, a branch of CIC, is said to be among the hostages.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18516934

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:36 AM

1. BBC: One of four hostages being held by a gunman in the French city of Toulouse is released - police

Updated story at link:

20 June 2012 Last updated at 13:15 GMT

Toulouse hostages held in French bank siege

A man who seized four people in a bank in the southern French city of Toulouse has released one hostage, police say.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18516934

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:56 PM

2. New story at link: Toulouse hostage gunman arrested

Source: BBC

20 June 2012 Last updated at 16:35 GMT

Toulouse hostage gunman arrested

French police have detained a gunman who held four people hostage at a bank in the southern city of Toulouse for almost seven hours.

The man initially demanded money but when he was refused, a shot was fired and the hostages taken.

Claiming to be linked to al-Qaeda, he demanded to speak to the elite Raid police unit that killed Islamist gunman Mohamed Merah nearby in March.

He freed two hostages before police stormed the bank and detained him.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18516934

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Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:52 PM

3. Thanks.

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