Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"Toulouse shooter arrested in pre-dawn police raid" (AFP)

This appears to be very fresh news. Via Times of Israel:
After a pre-dawn shootout, French police arrested a 24-year-old man suspected of carrying out the Toulouse Jewish school massacre, Wednesday morning.

The man, who according to French media reports is linked to al-Qaeda, was captured by police in a house in northern Toulouse. His brother and mother were also arrested on suspicion of aiding him.

Channel 10 news reported that the suspect told police that he committed the attack out of a desire to avenge the death of Palestinian children by Israel.

Two police officers were reportedly injured in the operation, with CNN reporting that one of them was shot in the knee.

A source close to the investigation told AFP that the suspect exchanged words with police, and that he claimed to be a member of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda.

French media sources said the suspect spent time training on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. [...]
Update: The headline seems to be saying he is already in custody. That looks premature as far as I can tell now.

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